Find out how the Anti-bribery and Corruption Questionnaire may help you protect your business
Anti-bribery and Corruption Questions for Suppliers
Bribery and Corruption in the supply-chain has long been an area for concern, with many organisations finding themselves with little or no defence against prosecution, financial losses or reputational risk through the actions of their suppliers. Transparency and clarity are key to helping combat bribery risk, legal damage and reputational damage, both within organisations and in their partners and supply chains.Organisations who wish to avoid high-risk business practices and run an Anti-Bribery & Corruption supplier assurance program on their suppliers and partners for operating in compliance with legislation, such as the Bribery Act (2010), can use this Anti-Bribery & Corruption supplier Questionnaire within the Rizikon Assurance platform at no extra cost. This will assist with identifying and resolving corrupt practices in a risk proportional manner, helping to ensure compliance efficiently.
How this ABC Questionnaire for Suppliers was developed
There is a wealth of different legislation and guidance notes available from government agencies that lay out specific rules and principles on Bribery and Corruption. This Questionnaire has been based on the cumulative information contained in the above, as well from insight provided by leading NGOs in the field. The Home Office Bribery and Corruption Questionnaire Template, published on the 15th of December 2016, acted as a good foundation. Much of the data used for the scoring in this assessment comes from Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, published in February 2018.
ABC Questions, sections and scoring
The structure of the Anti-Bribery And Corruption Supplier Questionnaire consists of an initial section on general information about the company, before covering potential risks of corruption and gathering information about the core financial-, business- and networking-practices in order to identify key risk markers. The next section covers the more systemic risks of corruption, and checks for general compliance with legislation and best practice. Finally, it covers information about employees, managers and other stakeholders, including any relevant sanctions or legal proceedings. The questionnaire is scored on a tiered basis – answers can be provided that are either scored: Okay, Low-, Medium- or High-risk throughout parts of the assessment. In particular, locations based questions are scored according to their corruption rating in the CPI. These values are summed and the overall assessment score is calculated as a fraction of the maximum possible score. A report will highlight remediation actions needed to reduce their overall risk score.