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Compliance Essentials Library

Anti-bribery Training Course

Bribery is the act of giving or offering money, or another benefit or inducement, to persuade someone to act in your favour to obtain an unlawful advantage. Despite a worldwide effort to eradicate bribery, it is still prevalent in many countries and presents a real risk for businesses.

Bribery is a criminal offence and also a predicate offence that can lead to charges of money laundering, both offences carry harsh penalties including imprisonment and unlimited fines.

With bribery laws tightening up, there is a greater need than ever to follow procedures for gifts, hospitality, expenses, donations, recruitment, client take-on and partnerships.

Our Anti-bribery Training Course will help your employees to understand what bribery is, the consequences, the red flags, and what to do if they suspect corruption.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 40 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define what bribery is
  • Explain the consequences of offering or accepting bribes
  • Describe the provisions of the UK Bribery Act 2010
  • Recognise common bribery red flags
  • Comply with your Company's policies for gifts, corporate hospitality, travel expenses and facilitation payments
  • Recognise when and how to seek advice and report concerns/suspicions of bribery

Course Contents

  • Welcome
    - Bribery is an enormous problem
    - Bribery is detrimental to society
    - Bribery is a crime
    - We have zero tolerance for bribery
  • What can be a bribe?
    - You make the call: Could it be a bribe?
    - Offering non-cash favours
    - Using intermediaries
    - Strict liability
    - Who could be liable?
  • UK Bribery Act 2010
    - Penalties
    - Bribery prosecutions
  • The corporate offence
    - Is the company responsible for associated persons?
    - You make the call: Associated persons
  • Bribery of foreign public officials
    - Who is a foreign public official?
    - You make the call: Foreign public officials
    - Example: Pfizer
  • Associated persons: Due diligence
    - Corporate legal responsibility
    - Associated persons
    - Example: Aon
    - Checklist: Preventing bribery
    - Red flags
    - Bribe offered but not paid
    - Bribe solicited by manager
    - Example: Supermarket bribery case
  • Gifts and hospitality
    - Hospitality
    - Gifts and expenses
    - Travel
    - Scenario 1: An invitation
    - Scenario 2: A business meeting
    - Scenario 3: A conference
  • Donations and sponsorships
    - Scenario 1: A tender
    - Scenario 2: A fundraising event
  • Facilitation payments
    - When can a facilitation payment be justified?
  • Getting advice and raising concerns
    - Reporting
    - Scenario 1: A manager asks for a discount
    - Scenario 2: A lunch invitation
    - Scenario 3: Dealing with agents
    - Scenario 4: Charitable projects
  • US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
    - FCPA and UK Bribery Act compared
    - FCPA penalties
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

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Duration Approximately 40 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

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