Workshop 2.7

Workshop 2.7 Countering Bribery in the supply chain: the missing link?

Stream 4 Sustainable Globalisation
Coordinator: Birgit Errath, Consultant, Transparency International and Special Advisor, International Business Leaders Forum
Date: Friday 11:00 to 13:00
Location: Nikos Skalkotas Hall

The supply chain is the artery of global business, with small and medium sized enterprises at its heart. Over 95% of business worldwide is conducted through SMEs, making them a crucial element to sustainability. If supply chains are vulnerable to bribery sustainable globalisation is also threatened. From information provided by major retail supply chain operators he workshop will look at how supply chain operators approach anti-bribery measures with their suppliers. The results of a bribery risk assessment exercise with over 3,500 SME suppliers will also be presented. Given this insight into the challenges of bribery in the supply chain, the workshop will explore how and at what stage bribery impacts supply chains, and will consider how it may be countered whilst also assessing the level of awareness and understanding of the complex nature of bribery, e.g. when is a gift a bribe? A discussion session will allow participants to contribute and to develop suggestions and ideas for practical future actions by TI and all those integral to the supply chain.

Moderator: Elaine Burns, SME Programme Manager Consultant, Transparency International
Rapporteur: Birgit Errath, Consultant, Transparency International and Special Advisor, International Business Leaders Forum

Panellists:
Arvid Halvorsen
, Board Member, TI Norway

Tara Norton, General Manager, Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX)

Ronald E. Berenbeim, Principal Researcher, Business Ethics, The Conference Board

Eileen Kaufman, Executive Director, Social Accountability International
Mark Snyderman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company