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 »

Résister à l’Extorsion et à la Sollicitation – Resisting to Extortion and Solicitation

Even if companies have no intention at all to bribe, their employees are sometimes facing intense solicitations during the course of businesses. To find its way to properly answer solicitations is not easy. Employees who are facing a situation of extortion or solicitation must be in a position to resist. Each time you accept a facilitation payment… Read More »

A Compliance Program to Protect the Companies – Un Programme d’Ethique et de Conformité pour Protéger les Entreprises

It is essential for international companies to have a Compliance Program in order to prevent misconducts, illegal payments and more importantly corruption of civil servants. Further to the introduction of the FCPA in the seventies in the USA, some years later the OECD has issued its convention on bribery and corruption in 1997 and has mobilized many… Read More »

June 2013 – News in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance department

Appointment in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance Jean-Daniel Lainé has been replaced by Romain Marie who has taken over a department strengthened under his management.   See the announcement with the access below: Appointment in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance department   Partenariat d’Alstom avec la Chaire de Droit et Ethique des Affaires de Cergy Pontoise  … Read More »

Dealing with Third Party Partners – Relation avec les Tiers

More than ever, Business Ethics is a priority for international companies which can be severely damaged if they don’t take care of this important topic. Corruption of a public servant is a crime and penalized as such. In this respect, the corruption risk exists for companies as soon as they use the services of Third Party… Read More »

How do You Manage Third Party Relationship Risks – Comment Gérer les Risques Liés aux Relations avec les Tiers

How do You Manage Third Party Relationship Risks ? Jean-Daniel Lainé, Alstom  SVP Ethics and Compliance was co-chairing the C5’s Second Forum on Managing Third Party Relationship Risks, October 23 and 24, 2012 at the Hotel Lutecia in Paris. ETHIC Intelligence has posted a note written by Jean-Daniel Lainé on the management of Third Party Relationship… Read More »