ACN participates in regional seminar on private sector bribery prevention

ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) participated in the Regional Seminar on Effective Measures for the Private Sector to Prevent Bribery held from 2 to 3 August 2018 in Pattaya, Thailand.

The seminar was jointly organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Thailand, Thailand's Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC), and American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).

The programme for the first day involved a high-level discussion on Promoting Transparency and Good Corporate Governance to Private Sector, and panel discussions on International Best Practices to Promote Anti-Bribery Compliance in the Private Sector, Strengthening Regional Anti-Bribery Laws, Measures and Enforcement - Public Sector Perspective, and Implementing an Appropriate Anti-Bribery Programme: Multinational/Local Practice.

The second day featured a panel discussion on Public-Private Partnership to Promote Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Compliance. Participants were also involved in a working session on public-private partnership, and discussed how to successfully apply global tools to ASEAN.

Sessions were conducted in both English and Thai, with simultaneous interpretation.

Key takeaways from the seminar include the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach in combatting corruption, as well as the significance of having companies join anti-corruption initiatives and having good anti-bribery policies.


Marya Malek, ACN Programme Manager (fourth from right), with some of the participants of the working session on public-private partnership and how to successfully apply global tools to ASEAN.