Bribery and corruption are illicit activities, and these risks must be managed to ensure that these crimes are prevented and that firms avoid the risk of the Corporate Criminal Offence relating to failing to prevent the criminal conduct of employees and associates acting for and on behalf of firms.
Firms are required to have in place appropriate systems and controls to manage and mitigate the risks of bribery and corruption and to identify money laundering offences that relate to the proceeds of this activity.
Learn more about personal and corporate responsibilities and how to identify internal and external risks relating to bribery offences.
Firms are required to have in place appropriate systems and controls to manage and mitigate issues arising from bribery and corruption. The framework of systems and controls is commonly referred to as the ‘Six Guiding Principles’ and one of these principles is the requirement to provide training and communication to employees.
The risks of bribery and corruption apply to all regulated and unregulated private and public sector businesses and employees. The need to design and deliver appropriate training therefore applies to banks, charities, money transfer businesses and unregulated businesses, regardless of size and scale.
The risk of a bribe being offered or solicited can apply to both domestic and international operations, and employees at all levels are exposed to this risk.
Bribes are often reported as being large payments, or ‘advantages’ that are passed between parties, but infractions can also include low-value payments called ‘facilitation payments’ and gifts and hospitality . These all matter. Therefore, it is essential that employees at all levels of an organisation that may encounter bribery or corrupt working practices receive work-based support and guidance on how to identify, manage and report these risks to avoid both personal and corporate criminal and regulatory penalties.
Training that is tailored to the work-based needs of staff and that assists employees to understand and identify bribery and corruption practices is an important part of a company’s compliance programme as it provides evidence that they have taken adequate steps to to discourage corrupt working practices.
The training that is provided by GCAL will enable delegates to:
Perform a firm-specific ABC risk assessment including consideration of internal and external threats that will outline the nature, size and scale of bribery and corruption risks.
Describe the requirements of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977.
Identify unusual activity and high-risk behaviours and transactions that may indicate bribery and corruption.
Analyse case enforcement action from UK and internationally.
Report concerns at work according to locally applicable proceeds of crime reporting requirements and whistle blowing procedures.
Bribery and Corruption are linked, but different types of crime.
Corruption is a crime and relates to the abuse of office or power. This includes, but isn’t limited to; the illegitimate use of office for personal gain, abuse of power and undertaking activities that are beyond the office’s remit.
Bribery is the offering, promising or giving of something of value or an advantage in order to improperly influence the performance of a private individual within a business or a public official.
This includes, but isn’t limited to; making payments, the gifting of goods and services or the offering of disproportionate hospitality and entertainment to receive extra services or advantages.
This activity can be performed domestically or overseas and is internationally recognised as unlawful conduct.
GCAL offers bespoke training for managing bribery and corruption risks.
Typically, training includes training on the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977.
Additionally, our courses are bespoke meaning that each and every course we deliver is tailored to the needs of the attendees, and includes relevant risk content, up-to-date insights and case studies.
Delegates who attend a GCAL ABC training course can expect to feel more confident in identifying and managing the risks relevant to their role, and make an even greater contribution to the compliance performance of their organisation and in the fight against crime.
Yes. GCAL provides ABC training for individuals and for businesses. We often find that individuals take our course to upskill themselves and obtain new knowledge which they can use to improve their own job performance or seek increased responsibilities.
GCAL’s anti bribery and corruption courses (ABC courses) are different because they are bespoke and always relevant to the work-based risk management needs of the delegates who attend.
Even more importantly, we are committed to ensuring that our training is always engaging, informative and inspiring.
No two training sessions are the same. Each course is designed to meet the specific learning outcome requirements of each group of delegates and the needs of their organisation.
We do this by taking the time to understand the learning outcome requirements, and by including case-studies, exercises and tasks that deliver essential information to enable delegates to better understand how to apply the learnings within your job role.
We also use technology to make our sessions engaging and inspiring. By integrating real-time polling, providing customised feedback, and sharing practical operational outcomes we ensure that delegates who attend our training can be even more effective in managing bribery and corruption risks.
How up-to-date is GCAL’s ABC course?
Every course we offer is up-to-date with the latest and most relevant bribery and corruption case studies.
In addition to the content and training materials, we also offer state-of-the-art classroom technology to make our sessions engaging and inspiring.