Transparency International UK 2012 Defence Industry Anti-Corruption Index Highlights Industry-Wide Deficiencies in Anti-Corruption Practices and Disclosure

The Defence and Security Programme of Transparency International UK (TI-UK) has released its “Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2012.”  TI-UK surveyed 129 companies from 31 countries, drawing information primarily “from what companies disclose publicly on their websites about their anti-corruption systems.”  Concluding that two-thirds of the defense companies surveyed “do not provide adequate levels of transparency,” TI-UK seeks to goad those companies into sharing more information about their anti-corruption efforts and to encourage stakeholders to push them in the right direction.  This article reviews TI-UK’s findings and recommendations.

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