Anti Bribery and Corruption

by John Burbidge-King
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Define corruption and why it happens
  • Understand how bribery can happen and the key dynamics of bribery
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of the UK Bribery Act 2010
  • Assess risks and implement a successful anti-bribery management system

Now updated to cover ISO37001:2016, the anti-bribery management system standard, as well as the impact of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

A strong anti-corruption ethics and compliance regime is good for business; it protects and enhances reputation, to the benefit of all stakeholders, and provides a risk management framework to qualify new business opportunities.

This course sets out the components of corruption, how it occurs and its impact. You'll explore how business relationships might lead to bribery and examine the laws surrounding bribery and corruption, especially the UK Bribery Act 2010. You'll also be given the tools and techniques to implement an effective anti-bribery management system into your, or your client's, organisation.

Understanding corruption

  • Why is compliance important?
  • How do you define corruption?
  • What crimes might be involved in corruption?
  • How does corruption happen?
  • What is the global impact?

How bribery happens

  • What are the basics of bribery?
  • What are the risk areas in bribery?
  • What are the key dynamics of bribery?
  • How can grooming incentivise improper performance?
  • What form do bribes take?
  • How can a bribe be discovered?

Laws and regulations

  • What the UK Bribery Act 2010?
  • What are the key sections of the Bribery Act?
  • What are the Bribery Act's key points?
  • What is the UK Ministry of Justice guidance to the Bribery Act 2010?
  • What does the US Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act cover?

Managing the risk

  • What are the risk assessment steps?
  • What is the business value of a standard?
  • What are the key aspects of ISO 37001?
  • How do you implement a standard?

John is a thought leader and specialist in corporate reputation and risk management with a long-established international business background. He is the CEO and Founder of Interchange Solutions. ( . Interchange works with companies of all sizes and sectors in the UK and overseas. Interchange also assists organisations in building their compliance programmes against modern slavery.

A former Royal Marines officer, John has held senior roles in companies from banking electronics to biometrics and security printing. He has lived in Africa, the Far East and Middle East, and he can also speak Arabic.

John is an individual member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel; a Technical Expert on anti-bribery for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and a member of the Advisory Board of Canterbury Christ Church Business School.

John gave evidence on "adequate procedures" for the draft UK Bribery Bill and was a member of the UK development committee for the ISO 37001:2016 anti-bribery management system. He is the author of the ADS Business Ethics Toolkit (now in its fourth edition ADS is the trade association of the UK defence and security industries).

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