We continue a series of posts called “Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside”. These are the interviews with known professionals in the area of corporate ethics and compliance who share interesting aspects of their work, ideas, views and useful materials.
Our today’s guest is Oleg Polishchuk. An Ironman, a big patriot of Ukraine, a lawyer, an atomic engineer, and a great compliance officer he is. Oleg was recognized in 2018 as the best Compliance Officer and currently he is Director of the Directorate for Prevention and Counteraction of Corruption, Compliance Officer, and the Advisor to the President of the “Energoatom“, the biggest Ukrainian State Enterprise Generating Aropic Energy. Read More
Do you think that bribery may be acceptable in certain cases?
I suspect that your initial reaction was “No way! There is no excuse for bribery.” Frankly, I hope it would be a natural reaction of any reader of our blog. Nevertheless, I still ask you to give it a thought before you react. You will see that the answer may be not so obvious. Read More
Look, I do not know how your company selects counterparties. But what if l told you that your company’s partners, vendors and even clients may be involved in really dirty behavior? In any developed jurisdiction, this would mean that your company risks facing interrogations, searches and even accusations of partnering crime. Nobody wants this scenario, right? However, not everybody does something about it. Hence if your job is to prevent this and protect your company from legal risks, below content should be of value for you... Read More
Trying to measure corruption is a bit like observing adultery. These are not my words, but I think they are exactly to the point. Indeed, those who indulge in corruption are unlikely to admit it. So when surveying private and public companies in Ukraine, Transparency International (TI) asked how ... Read More
Last month, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) issued a standard for anti-bribery management systems ISO 37001 (unfortunately, only Introduction, Scope and Terms and definitions sections are available for free access). Issuance of the dedicated standard is another form ... Read More
After the long saga, National Corruption Prevention Agency (NCPA or Agency) has finally became operational and is hiring staff (check more in one of our previous posts). Obviously, the key focus of the Agency is establishing and operating of Asset and Income Declaration system. However ... Read More
In my previous post on compliance measures the companies participating in public procurement should implement I described in which cases adoption of anti-corruption program is mandatory. In this post I am going to expand further and tell how the document in question should look like ... Read More