Siemens Integrity Initiative

Business networks and individual businesses seldom have the appropriate expertise to implement internationally developed anti-corruption and good governance guidelines, standards and initiatives, and are often unaware of their existence.
This project aims to capacitate African business networks with the implementation of anti-corruption initiatives and good governance practices

 

 

Siemens Integrity Initiative

 

 Angola

The project aims to capacitate African business networks with the implementation of anti-corruption initiatives and good governance practices.

Business networks and individual businesses seldom have the appropriate expertise to implement internationally developed anti-corruption and good governance guidelines, standards and initiatives, and are often unaware of their existence.

Other challenges in the anti-corruption field relate to making impacts felt at the ground level and creating platforms for the private and public sectors to engage on corruption challenges and Collective Action solutions.

  • This project will attempt to address these challenges and to build local capacity in two countries. In Angola, the focus will be on Collective Action initiatives in the private sector with the aim of enhancing ethical business practices and good governance standards. This should improve the investment climate and enhance the ease of doing business in Angola.

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Read Ethics press release 
Journal de Angola 2012
Siemens II Angola progress 2016

 

Gauteng, South Africa

The project aims to fight corruption in Gauteng Province by providing thought leadership to the existing provincial Collective Action Initiative, capacitating municipalities to fight corruption, and addressing anti-competitive business practices

The project aims to address corruption in the Gauteng Province of South Africa in three ways:

  • Firstly, The Ethics Institute will provide ongoing thought leadership to the Gauteng Anti-Corruption Forum – a newly launched Collective Action anti-corruption initiative involving government, business, civil society and labour. Its purpose is to explore synergies to consolidate anti-corruption efforts across the various sectors, focusing on specific risk areas.
  • Secondly, The Ethics Institute will collaborate with nine municipalities in the province to strengthen their ethics and anti-corruption management capacity. This will include setting up necessary governance structures and assisting the municipalities during the first few years of implementation of their ethics management programs. Various projects will be undertaken, from the development of leadership involvement to the setting up of an ethics-based policy environment and the institutionalising of ethics programs. A key outcome is the development of a technically competent and dedicated cadre of Ethics Officers to drive these programs forward.
  • Lastly, the Ethics Institute will create information and training resources for encouraging fair and competitive behaviour.

    Gauteng Legislature forum 2017


Mozambique

The project aims to fight corruption in Mozambique by capacitating the private sector to implement anti-corruption initiatives and good practices while building local ethics management capacity. The project aims to reduce corruption and facilitate clean business and fair market conditions in Mozambique.

Initially, the project focused on the provision of technical assistance in the implementation of corporate ethics standards within the private sector in Mozambique. Activities build upon and extended the scope of the good governance standards already in existence, for example, the Code of Corporate Governance and the Code of Ethics for Business.  Based on the anti-corruption training experience gained during the work carried out in South Africa, the Ethics Institute will create a similar local ethics, anti-corruption training and advisory capacity for the public sector, as well as the private sector in Mozambique. The capacity-building approach of The Ethics Institute vis-à-vis its partner organisation IoDMZ in Mozambique enhances the sustainability of this Initiative.

Ultimately, a Collective Action approach is most suitable when addressing corruption problems which cannot be tackled by one party alone as there are always two or more parties involved when corrupt practices occur. This is why the Ethics Institute will engage with a number of companies who are concerned about cross-border corruption when entering the Mozambique market, as well as with companies deterred from conducting further business in Mozambique.

Business breakfast event 2015
Cocktail networking event 2016
OCAM Seminar