This section recommends actions which could be taken by professional institutions and business associations to help prevent corruption.
As explained in What is Corruption, GIACC uses the term “corruption” in the wider sense to include bribery, extortion, fraud, cartels, abuse of power, embezzlement, and money laundering. Consequently, the discussion in this section applies to all such criminal activity.
Professional institutions and business associations and can play an important role in reducing corruption in the infrastructure sector.
The following actions are recommended to be taken by business associations and professional institutions:
GIACC has published an Anti-Corruption Implementation Plan to assist business associations and professional institutions (“institution”) develop and promote an effective anti-corruption strategy in their home region or country. Under this plan, the institution will promote anti-corruption training and the implementation of anti-corruption measures by all key stakeholders in the infrastructure sector in the institution’s home region or country. GIACC will provide, free of charge, training materials, recommended anti-corruption management programmes and other reasonable advice and support to the institution.
The World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) has published an Anti-Corruption Action Statement which recommends anti-corruption actions for professional engineers, professional engineering institutions, governments, project owners, project funders, and companies. This has been published in two language versions:
Updated on 14th July 2020