Diligent Procurement

What Due Diligence in the Bribery Act era means for Procurement Professionals.

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Under the Bribery Act, there is a full defence if an organisation can show that it has ‘adequate procedures’ in place to prevent bribery. The Bribery Act guidance goes on to say that the Government considers that (adequate) procedures put in place by commercial organisations wishing to prevent bribery being committed on their behalf should be ‘informed’ by six principles; as has been highlighted, principle 4 specifically focuses on due diligence.

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