How Google Does Third-Party Due Diligence

Third-party due diligence is a perpetual challenge for in-house anti-corruption compliance professionals. For large companies that work with numerous vendors across many business lines and geographic markets, the task can be enormous and there is no one right way to do it. Because of this, it is important for companies to benchmark their programs against those at other companies to see what they are doing right and come up with fresh ideas for improvement. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke with Therese Lee, senior counsel at Google, about how the ubiquitous search engine handles third-party due diligence and deals with red flags when they are raised. For further benchmarking see our three-part series on in-house perspectives on third-party due diligence: “Right-Sizing and Risk Ranking” (May 24, 2017); “Information Gathering” (Jun. 7, 2017); and “Red Flags and Follow-Up” (Jun. 21, 2017).

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