The Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - Helena sundén

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The Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - Helena sundén

  1. 1. The Swedish Anti-Corruption InstituteFounded in 1923The wrenchwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  2. 2. The principals The Confederation of Swedish Enterprises The Swedish Trade Federation Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Swedish Association of Local Authoritiesand Regions The research-based pharmaceutical industrywww.institutetmotmutor.se
  3. 3. The role of the Institute• To promote ethical decision processes within business as well as within therest of the community• To prevent the use of bribes and other types of corruption as a gain foraffecting decision processeswww.institutetmotmutor.se
  4. 4. The role of the secretary-generalIncrease the visibility of the Anti-Corruption Institute,Clarify the products and services that the Anti-Corruption institute provide,to prevent corruption within Swedish business.www.institutetmotmutor.se
  5. 5. The institute provide• Expert knowledge within the area of anti-corruption• The code on Gifts, Rewards and other Benefits inBusiness• Tutoring• The Ethics Committeewww.institutetmotmutor.se
  6. 6. Corruption in SwedenPublic Sector Public Sector run by Privatebusiness with money from PublicSectorPrivate SectorSwedish prison andprobation serviceThe Friends Arena The doormanThe Migration Board The Poseidon affairThe Telia Uzbekistan affair
  7. 7. According to Transparency International7www.institutetmotmutor.sehttp://www.transparency.org/cpi2012/results
  8. 8. The definition of corruption• The giving and taking of bribes• Negligent financing of bribes• Trade with influence• Corruptive marketingCriminal offences according to Swedish lawwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  9. 9. The definition of corruption• The giving and taking of bribesCriminal offences according to Swedish law
  10. 10. The definition of corruption• Negligent financing of bribesCriminal offences according to Swedish lawwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  11. 11. The definition of corruption• Trade with influenceCriminal offences according to Swedish lawwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  12. 12. The definition of corruption• Corruptive marketingCriminal offences according to Swedish lawwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  13. 13. Examples of what has been seen as a bribeaccording to Swedish Court judgments.Cash, gift certificates, goods and services eg. construction-, painting-,transportation-, Cleaning services, healthcare and dental care.Commission, loans, credit advantages.Hospitality eg. Food, housing and travels, hotel nights, lending outlodges, boats and cars, hunting and fishing trips, restaurant visits,theater, night clubs and tickets to sport events.13www.institutetmotmutor.se
  14. 14. Corruption in SwedenA total of 68 suspected casesof bribery was reported to theSwedish Police in 2012.Source: the Swedish Policewww.institutetmotmutor.se
  15. 15. Examples of what has been seen as marketing inconflict with good business practiceaccording to Swedish Court judgments• 1 bottle of Whiskey• Two crystal vine glasses and a crystal caraf• TV• Cheese• CDs• Suitcases15www.institutetmotmutor.se
  16. 16. The categories of persons at the highestrisk of beeing affected by corruption• Decision makers• Administrators• Purchase, sales• Production-, Marketing-, Research-, Developmentdivisions• Service functions e.g. janitors, receptionists, office staff,cleaning staff, healthcare officials16www.institutetmotmutor.se
  17. 17. To draw the line and decrease thegrey areas17And the tone at the topwww.institutetmotmutor.se
  18. 18. 18The code on Gifts, Rewards andother Benefits in Businesswww.institutetmotmutor.se
  19. 19. The question of whether a Benefit is Improper• The value of the Benefit• The position of the recipient• The nature of the Benefit• The group of recipients and the forms for offering theBenefit19www.institutetmotmutor.se
  20. 20. Permitted Benefits• It is done overtly,• the Benefit is moderate, and• the Benefit is not in any other way such that it wouldtypically be considered to Influence Actions so as toaffect the way the employee or Contractor carries out hiswork tasks or assignment.20www.institutetmotmutor.se
  21. 21. Companies should take particularcaution:• If the Benefit is of high value or is granted frequently.• If the employee or Contractor is offered goods or services that canbe for private use.• If the Benefit coincides in time with business negotiations with therecipient.21www.institutetmotmutor.se
  22. 22. • If the Benefit (of an event nature or the like) is aimed at specificallyselected individuals.• If the Benefit is not known to the recipient’s manager.• If the Benefit deviates from accepted forms of interaction in theMarket.22www.institutetmotmutor.seCompanies should take particularcaution:
  23. 23. QuestionsHelena SundénPhone: +46 8 555 100 45E-mail: helena.sunden@institutetmotmutor.se

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