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Resist Phase2 New York 23062010 Final

  1. 1. PRESENTATION ON RESIST Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Transactions See link: Iohann Le Frapper as Chair of the Resist Phase 2 initiative At the UN 10th Principle Working Group on June 23rd, 2010 in New York
  2. 2. <ul><li>PREAMBLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus of OECD Convention on the « supply » side; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader scope of other international treaties (e.g., Merida Convention); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICC Rules of Conduct. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Many companies face solicitations or extortions in various markets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trend of collective actions (specific industry initiatives or multi-industry coalitions) to : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>address the “demand” side and/or, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasize the need for best practices and robust compliance programs. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Latest inter-governmental initiative promotes training tools : OECD Recommendation of the Council for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (as of 26 November 2009 as amended on 18 February 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its Annex II “ Good practice guidance …” to both </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(a) enterprises to address solicitation and extortion, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b) business organisations/professional associations (like ICC) to assist companies, inter alia : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(i) “ in making training…tools available ”, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) in providing general advice on how to resist extortion and solicitation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*see link:,3343,en_2649_34487_44697385_1_1_1_1,00.html </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>What is RESIST? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A company tool for employee training about “ Resisting Extortions and Solicitations in International Transactions ”: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(i) by trainers for the purpose of ethics trainings targeting company’s staff, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) to give guidance and facilitate discussions within companies to anticipate, or faced with, dilemmas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A handbook based on real-life solutions : practical suggestions to be tailor-made by enterprises (as part of their compliance programs) but not to be implemented “AS IS” in the field. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>What is RESIST? (cont’d.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A key precedent of a successful partnership among 4 major international organisations involved in the fight against corruption: ICC, Transparency International, World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and United Nations Global Compact; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint initiative among 4 sponsors was launched in 2007; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In accordance with the life cycle of projects (business development until project award first, project implementation second), the RESIST tool was split into Phase 1 (pre-contract stage) and Phase 2 (contract implementation). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Phase 1 was led and chaired by François Georges, currently the head of ICC France, with the contribution of a total of 21 companies or organisations involved via one of the sponsors; </li></ul><ul><li>ICC also teamed up in 2008 with TI, the UNGC, and the EWF/PACI in the joint publication of a short guide : “Clean Business Is Good Business: The Business Case against Corruption” (see the link to the press release: http:// ). </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>March 2009: release of Phase 1 product consisting mainly of: </li></ul><ul><li>(i) 7 real-life scenarios (during procurement process), and </li></ul><ul><li>(ii) generic recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Apart from the sponsors, the main contributors were European, US and African companies; several face-to-face brain-storming sessions in Paris for each of the cases. </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010 : One single document merging Phase 1 & Phase 2 released at the UNGC event in NY. What is new? </li></ul><ul><li>(i)15 additional scenarios of solicitations or extortion attempts arising during the course of a project implementation, and </li></ul><ul><li>(ii) expanded generic recommendations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>RESIST as a “Public Good”: </li></ul><ul><li>(i) Joint copyright of 4 sponsors; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(ii) Goal : global dissemination of the materials made available free of charge on each of the sponsors’ websites; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(iii) any use of materials for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Future of RESIST? Translations in other languages: French, Korean e-learning modules or webinars?