This Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report 2020 gives an overview of Collective Action activities at Siemens.

As of March 2, 2021, around USD 98,5 million has been committed to 77 projects in more than 40 countries under the Siemens Integrity Initiative First, Second and Third Funding Rounds.

This report contains details of the Collective Action Initiatives selected in the Siemens Integrity Initiative Third Funding Round and looks forward to the final phase of the initiative, the Golden Stretch Round.

How do illegal wildlife products, live animals, exotic marine species and illegally logged timber end up in stores, zoos, aquariums and homes on the other side of the world?

Too easily, is the answer. Weaknesses in global supply chains make them vulnerable to exploitation by organised crime groups and bad actors working in legitimate businesses. Corruption opens the door to that exploitation. And the easy possibilities for laundering money from environmental crimes makes this illicit activity attractive to criminals around the world.

Uniting against Corruption: A Playbook on Anti-Corruption Collective Action was developed as part of the UN Global Compact multi-year project Scaling up Anti-Corruption Collective Action within Global Compact Local Networks.

With the six-step approach and deep dives on key roles throughout the Collective Action process, the Playbook enables readers to make a clear diagnosis of their local corruption landscape, identify and engage stakeholders and apply the Collective Action methodology to address identified corruption challenges and mitigate potential business risks.

The Basel Institute on Governance and the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), in conjunction with the Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (Thai CAC), have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support the promotion of anti-corruption compliance.

The agreement covers the launch of a pilot project that aims to encourage the local certification of anti-corruption compliance programmes in SMEs, while alleviating the due diligence burden on multi-national companies.

We are seeking an experienced anti-corruption compliance professional to support our fast-growing portfolio of anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action projects.

The role will involve ensuring the delivery of mentoring and online training programmes on anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action topics, as well as contributing to the fulfilment of corporate governance and compliance mandates.

This is the draft Political Declaration of the 2021 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly Against Corruption, titled Our common commitment to effectively addressing challenges and implementing measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation.

Of note is item 13 under Preventive measures, which endorses Collective Action with the public and private sectors in the fight against corruption:

H.E. Ambassador Stefan Estermann, Head of the Prosperity and Sustainability Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, made the following opening remarks at our joint virtual side event on Collective Action at the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly against Corruption (UNGASS) on 2 June. View the full recording of the side event.

Ladies and gentlemen,

On Wednesday, 2 June, we are honoured to be co-hosting a virtual side event at the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly against Corruption (UNGASS) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Register here for the 60-minute session at 19:00 CET/13:00 EST: Collective Action: Building Efficient Public-Private Partnerships.

Our Collective Action team asked the London-based Institute of Business Ethics how it makes its research so practical and useful to decision-makers on the ground. Head of Research, Guen Dondé, explains:

Since its foundation in 1986, the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) has always strived to be a safe space for organisations of all kinds to join forces and tackle the ethical issues they are facing.