WHAT IS THE CORPORATE ANTI-CORRUPTION BENCHMARK?
 

Our Corporate Anti-Corruption Benchmark (the ‘Benchmark’) is an industry-leading comprehensive self-assessment tool to help companies benchmark their anti-corruption measures against international best practice and their peers’ performance.

The Benchmark question set is mapped to meet evolving legal requirements, including in line with the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and best practices across including measuring the effectiveness of anti-corruption and integrity measures.

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE BENCHMARK?
 

  • Gain a deep understanding of how your programme compares to Transparency International UK’s best practice guidance
  • Identify areas for improvement and gaps in your anti-corruption measures
  • Undertake essential monitoring and review of your programme
  • Access to quarterly ‘deep dive’ workshops to gain and share learning on best practice
  • Engage with and learn from anti-corruption experts on developments in bribery and corruption and best practice measures to mitigate your risk
  • Gather tangible data for internal reporting
  • Strengthen compliance and ethics systems through strengthened policies and processes
  • Reference your participation in sustainability reporting, tender responses and annual reports

The Benchmark is a very useful tool to help identify areas of improvement and assess your programme's maturity.

- Ethics and Compliance Manager, FTSE 100 Multinational 

WHAT AREAS DOES THE BENCHMARK ASSESS?
 

The Benchmark question set covers the full suite of effective anti-bribery and corruption and integrity measures, including:

  • ‘Tone from the top’ and internal communications
  • Risk assessment and planning
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Third party management and controls
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Anti-bribery and corruption training
  • Interactions with public officials
  • Monitoring effectiveness
  • Public reporting
  • Whistle-blowing channels

Transparency International UK’s Global Anti-Bribery Guidance provides the methodology for the Benchmark.

JOIN DEEP-DIVE WORKSHOPS
 

We provide quarterly deep dive workshops for Benchmark participants which explore key areas of risk and provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn from Transparency International and other participants on best practice
  • Share and discuss your anti-corruption approach with peers and industry leaders
  • Address specific gaps in your anti-corruption programme and associated activities
  • Inform your understanding of emerging issues and anti-corruption trends

Deep Dives are really insightful not only from the same sector, but other sector perspectives. 

- Senior Compliance Consultant, AML& ABC, FTSE100 Multinational

 The Benchmark Cycle

  1. Participating companies provide details about their anti-corruption programme via an online questionnaire.
  2. Independent verification on a subset of questions is coordinated by Transparency International UK and carried out by our lead Benchmark partner PwC and strategic partner Grant Thornton UK.
  3. Results are published on a secure, private portal showing how their programme performs as compared to best practice, and they are subsequently ranked according to the other participants. The portal includes a dashboard, key statistics, graphs and charts and the ability to ‘drill down’ into details and filter by key demographics where desired.
  4. Results are updated annually to capture participants’ progress and identify improvements in adoption of best practice across the benchmarking group.

PARTICIPATION COST

Benchmark Participation (£16,000 + VAT p/a)

Participation is included in our Gold Corporate Membership package (£25,000 + VAT p/a)

It's the only tool out there that's designed for self-improvement as opposed to tick-box compliance.

- Head of Anti-Bribery and Compliance, FTSE100 Multinational