CSR News from around ASEAN

A Step Closer for Entry into Force of the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons

It has been a positive start for ASEAN’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons in 2017, marked by the ratification of the regional convention against trafficking in persons by two more ASEAN Member States. Viet Nam and Myanmar deposited their Instruments of Ratification of the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons.  For more information, please refer to the full article found here.

Integrity key to business survival and sustainability, say company leaders

Transparency and accountability are essential for the very survival of businesses. This was the key message conveyed by company leaders at a seminar on business integrity held in Kuala Lumpur recently.  For more information, please refer to article found in here and here 

Vietnam Business Forum 2016 focuses on private sector

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Business Forum 2016 opened on December 5 in Hanoi focusing on strengthening the role of the private economic sector through fostering the partnership between domestic and foreign enterprises. In opening the annual event, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said the business community in Vietnam saw developments in both terms of quantity and quality in 2016, but still the domestic enterprises are not strong enough to make effective integration, without any representative able to join the global value and supply chains.  For more information, please refer to here.

Helping enterprises resist corruption

The first draft of Việt Nam’s latest anti-corruption law was published in late June by the Government Inspectorate and has been attracting comment and debate from all sectors of society. If all goes according to schedule, the draft will be submitted to the National Assembly in November of this year. Final revisions will go to the National Assembly for adoption in May 2017. Please refer to here for more information.

Key Changes to Vietnam's Draft Anti-Corruption Law

The first Draft Anti-Corruption Law (Draft Law) has recently become available for public comments. While the illegality of corrupt acts remains unchanged, several adjustments of note have been made. For more info, please refer to here.