Fostering an Ethical Culture


Companies should cultivate an integrity-based ethical corporate culture and lead staff members into adopting ethical practices in their day-to-day duties so as to reduce the risks of corruption and bribery.

10 principles of building ethical culture

  • Ethical leadership
  • Communication of core values
  • Comprehensible company policies
  • Clear work procedures and job responsibilities
  • Appropriate segregation of functions
  • Adequate safeguards against tampering with sensitive information
  • Strict implementation of monitoring measures and continuous review
  • Independent and active audit function
  • Channels for complaints and views
  • Zero tolerance of malpractice and illegal behaviours