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FICAC partners with companies to adopt ‘clean’ policy

The Fiji Independent Commis­sion Against Corruption (FI­CAC) has planned a new ini­tiative called Corporate Integrity Policy (CIP) to adopt a clean policy at business houses. This initiative will take place
09 Dec 2017 11:00

The Fiji Independent Commis­sion Against Corruption (FI­CAC) has planned a new ini­tiative called Corporate Integrity Policy (CIP) to adopt a clean policy at business houses.

This initiative will take place next year where four companies will be signing a clean policy pledge to be­gin with.

FICAC public relations officer, Nandni Vandhana said the ini­tiative has been planned and pro­grammed to start early next year.

“We want them to take this signed pledge to say that they will reflect anti-corruption policies and proce­dures.

“This enables them to have a clos­er relationship with FICAC to seek assistance whenever necessary in terms of capacity building and training and also be able to report those matters to FICAC when they suspect corruption matters.”

She said after research they had found that this has been an area where FICAC should capitalise on and hold public and private insti­tutions accountable when doing business with public sector institu­tions.

“There have been complaints re­ceived against the private sector for corruption and bribery and we have to address the issue,” she said.

“One of the reasons we are look­ing forward for the initiative is the way they deal with the Government departments and ministries as they provide with the services.

“The companies that will sign the pledge do not mean that they are conducting corrupt activities.

“It is just to tell them that every­one has to adopt a clean policy and to make sure that we held account­able and transparent in the way we do business.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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