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Compliance Management Training

On Tuesday, 19May, 2015 , the local network in collaboration with the Alliance for Integrity (AfIn) organized training on Compliance Management for fifteen representatives of local companies desirous of advancing their capability in the area of compliance and anti-corruption.

The goal of the workshop was to inform participants about current developments in compliance, as well as to showcase and discuss effective measures to enhance business integrity. The training included modules on different types of corruption with a focus on bribery and "grey areas".

The training was led by Mr. Noor Naqschbandi , the Programme Manager of Alliance for Integrity.

High-level panel on "Business Integrity - How to Build an Anti-Corruption Pathway for Ghana"

Alliance for Integrity in collaboration with GIZ Ghana , Global Compact Networks Ghana and Germany organized this event on the 21 May 2015 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. Participants included high-ranking individuals from the private sector, public sector and civil society organizations.

Speakers at the event were the German Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Rüdiger John ; the Country Director of GIZ Ghana, Mr. Siegfried Leffler; National

Program Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Bernard Henebeng Asamoah; CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines / Chair, Global Compact Network Ghana, Mr. Sulemanu Koney ; Controls, Compliance and Ethics Manager of Guinness Ghana Ltd, Ms. Sylvie Mandengue; Communication Manager of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Mrs. Beauty Narteh and the Director of Anti-Corruption of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr. Charles Ayamdoo.

Some of the issues raised during the conference focused on key challenges on anti-corruption efforts in Ghana; feasible measures for reducing corruption risks; ways of raising awareness of best practices in enhancing business integrity and the roles that different stakeholders can play in a collective action approach against corruption.

The conference was followed by a networking reception, allowing the participants to share their ideas in a more informal atmosphere.

HUMAN RIGHTS

The first two principles of the UN Global Compact, which are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are:

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
LABOUR

The Global Compact's labour principles are derived from the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998):

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
ENIVIRONMENT

The UN Global Compact’s environment principles are derived from the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

  • Principle 7: Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and;
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
ANTI-CORRUPTION

The Global Compact Anti-Corruption principle is derived from the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery