Category Archives: Business Ethics

La Loi “Sapin 2 ” au service de la Prévention de la Corruption

Chaque entreprise dont le chiffre d’affaires consolidé est supérieur à 100 millions d’euros et dont les effectifs sont supérieurs à 500 salariés, doit avoir mis en place au 1er juin 2017 l’ensemble des dispositions de la loi Sapin 2. Le projet de loi relatif à la transparence, à la lutte contre la corruption et à… Read More »

Prévention de la Corruption: Lancement d’un Module Immersion-Sensibilisation pour les Cadres Dirigeants

PREVENTION DE LA CORRUPTION DANS LA CONDUITE DES AFFAIRES: Un Module Immersion-Sensibilisation à destination des Cadres Dirigeants et des Comités de Direction vient d’être lancé par Xavier Delacroix et Jean-Daniel Lainé. Ce module de sensibilisation de 3 heures a été conçu pour des cadres dirigeants d’entreprises susceptibles d’être confrontés à un environnement de plus en… Read More »

Think Carefully Before Accepting a Job as Chief Compliance Officer

The confirmation by the Southwark Crown Court in London on June 12th, 2015 of the charge against me of conspiracy to corrupt in relation to a Hungarian transport project – early 2006 at the time when I was just appointed SVP Ethics & Compliance – comes as a great shock, even though this development was… Read More »

Adopter l’Intégrité est la seule Attitude Responsable pour une Entreprise Internationale pour Survivre dans le Long Terme

Une entreprise internationale ne peut survivre sur le long terme si elle n’adopte pas une rigoureuse politique d’intégrité. La corruption est un fléau qui ravage le monde car malheureusement il se nourrit d’un vice majeur de l’humanité : un appétit insatiable pour l’argent et les avantages indus de toute nature. La corruption dans le monde se… Read More »

La Lutte contre la Corruption s’Intensifie – A Continuous Pressure to Fight Corruption : the European Union Anti-Corruption Report – February 2014

The fight against corruption is necessary to built a fair level playing field in the international trade. Beyond all the existing literature, guidelines, pressures from NGOs, hard Laws and soft Laws, provisions from the enforcement authorities, Anti-Corruption Summits, the viewpoint of the European Union International in its Anti-Corruption Report represents an important milestone. The European Commission… Read More »

Le Choix de la Préventigation – Choosing the Preventigation – Le standard ISO 37001

Every company working internationally and doing business which involves interaction with public or governmental officials are really exposed and fully liable in case of corruption whether directly or through intermediaries. The awareness of the potential risks and their mitigation through a robust Compliance Program is a top priority for these companies to protect themselves against… Read More »

Ethics & Compliance Literature – Une Large Littérature sur l’Ethique et la Conformité

Impressive literature exists on Ethics & Compliance since the issue of the first FCPA provisions in the USA in the seventies. The bibliography is immense over the world and recommendations have been issued by many international bodies, law firms, audits firms, multilateral development banks, NGO’s, compliance experts etc… Every day a new analysis, brochure or… Read More »

Changer la Culture d’Intégrité sans Attendre – Changing the Culture of Integrity Now

Never delay the necessary changes in the Culture of Integrity of your company, if this topic has not been tackled properly. Among various misconducts, corruption is really a scourge for companies, not because it is morally unacceptable, but because bribery and corruption destroy the companies value. Companies have the general tendency  to wait too long before allocating… Read More »

Avoiding the Pitfalls of non-Compliance and Navigating to Safe Waters – Eviter les Ecueils de la Non-Conformité

Business Ethics is always a challenging issue  for international companies as pitfalls of non-Compliance may be encountered everywhere, everyday. A company’s reputation can be destroyed in a very short term when it comes to the discovery of a corruption act in its transactions. Corruption is everywhere in the world and can be roughly evaluated at… Read More »