Former Sales Exec Discusses How to Combat Corruption in the Field

Anti-corruption policies are generally formulated in a company’s home office by attorneys and other compliance personnel.  But corruption usually happens on the front lines of a company’s international business – miles and sometimes oceans away.  Policies that seem sensible from corporate headquarters may look very different in far-flung locations around the world.  How can companies shape their business and compliance programs in such a way that they can stand up to the realities of life in the field?  At a recent event hosted by The Network, Inc., former sales executive Richard Bistrong, who spent 14 months in prison for FCPA violations, presented six risk factors employees on the front line face and provided actionable insight about combating those risks.  See “Mitigating Bribery Risks Using Financial Controls, Risk Assessments and Leveraging Internal Resources,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 3, No. 18 (Sep. 10, 2014).

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