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Reporting on the Corporate Integrity Programme provides companies with substantial benefits, such as strengthening internal anti-corruption systems through increased transparency, enhancing reputation and providing a common basis for measuring progress and learning. There are three major benefits from reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme. The first two categories apply to individual organizations (independent of their size), whereas the third category outlines benefits also for the overall community

 

1. Increased internal integrity and transparency

 

Reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme raises awareness among employees and provides a means of control and discipline for the management.

 

Formalized and consistent reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme activities, integrated into already established reporting processes (e.g., accounting), ensures reliable and measurable internal operations. It shows to employees that the fight against corruption is taken very seriously (“What gets measured gets done”). This results in the following benefits:

 

  • strengthening integrity behaviour, including better risk management and compliance;
  • encouraging and supporting employees in resisting corruption;
  • providing management with a foundation for analysis of progress, planning and continuous improvement; and
  • motivating employees to be proud of the organization’s integrity and reputation.

 

2. Enhanced reputation

 

Reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme positively influences your organization’s reputation in the marketplace and society.

 

An organization’s reputation is a major success factor in today’s globalized world. It has a considerable impact on purchasing and contracting capabilities, marketing and recruitment competitiveness. Proactively reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme can positively influence public awareness and perception, resulting in the following concrete and indirect benefits for your organization:

 

  • obtaining a competitive advantage as a preferred choice of ethically concerned customers, suppliers and other stakeholders;
  • attracting highly skilled and motivated people;
  • supporting and encouraging business partners and challenging competitors to resist corruption by setting standards of excellence;
  • reducing your cost of financing by helping external financing institutions to assess risk premium through enhanced information; and
  • increasing the credibility of voluntary initiatives such as the Global Compact by demonstrating commitment to their values and principles through reporting on progress.

 

3. Common information basis

 

Reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme establishes a common language to measure, compare, discuss and improve anti-corruption activities and practices.

 

Finally, reporting on Corporate Integrity Programme based on a consistent reporting guidance enables different stakeholders to share information, raise awareness, learn from each other and improve practices. Stakeholders, as well as each individual organization, can benefit from this in multiple ways:

 

  • sharing experience and procedures with other organizations;
  • stimulating multi-stakeholder dialogues;
  • increasing importance of disclosure on anti-corruption activities in overall sustainability agendas; and
  • driving media coverage of good business integrity practices through provision of comparable progress reports.