Updated on 11 September 2013
"It was apparent that international companies have disturbing gaps when it comes to dealing with the dangers of bribery and corruption. Without exception, all companies should have a formal anti-bribery policy statement," the report said.
Of those surveyed, 13 organizations thought there was a 90 to 100 percent chance their company would be required to investigate a suspected violation of anti-bribery laws in the next two years. Further 60 organizations, or 19 percent, thought there was a 60 to 90 percent chance of this happening.
In the survey, 91 percent of respondents said they had no specialized anti-corruption training for employees in high-risk areas. Almost three-quarters had no anti-corruption training programmes at all. Only 40 percent of the firms polled had whistle-blowing hotlines where employees could make confidential reports on concerns relating to corruption.