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Entries in Due Diligence (57)

Thursday
Apr242014

Survey shows corporate commitment to anti-corruption programs

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance conducted an online survey in February, asking 383 compliance professionals around the world to evaluate their anti-corruption compliance programs and name their top risk concerns.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 1)

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and goldThis post is the first in a series of three on the topic of conflict minerals. The first examines the origins of the reporting requirement, and the following two will explore what constitutes sufficient due diligence when conducting an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals, hoping to dissuade companies from continuing to engage in trade that supports these human rights abuses.

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Tuesday
Mar042014

Conflict Minerals Poll Result: 98% would cease or suspend business with supplier

The Ethical Alliance polled nearly 10,000 general counsel, senior compliance and legal professionals as to what would their course of action be if the Kaloti Group was part of their supply chain.

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Monday
Oct212013

Fed faults Commerzbank foreign account controls

The U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it was requiring Commerzbank AG in Germany and its New York branch to improve compliance with federal and state anti-money laundering (AML) laws.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

‘No Compliance Officer should be a martyr to the cause’

[Editors's note: This post is Part Five in a series about compliance officers. Part One is here, Part Two is here, Part Three is here, and Part Four is here.]

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Thursday
Sep052013

And now, due diligence on your due diligence (for real)

An interesting face-off is currently taking place between the UK’s Parliamentary Home Office Affairs Committee, chaired by Keith Vaz, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency “SOCA” over the latter’s failure to publish a list of 92 institutions, firms, celebrities and companies who have allegedly obtained illegal private information from rogue private investigators. Unless SOCA publishes the list by next week the Committee threatens to release it, despite SOCA’S concern that publication may prejudice ongoing investigations.

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Thursday
Aug292013

Humphrey arrest in China spotlights due diligence dilemma

[Editor's Note: This post comes from a reader who asked not to be named. We're very grateful for his generosity -- rlc]

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Thursday
Aug152013

What's changed under the UK Bribery Act? Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions

Two years after the Bribery Act 2010 came into force, the hysteria surrounding the Act has abated. There are fewer media pundits pronouncing the end of UK plc as we know it and there are fewer newly invented “legal experts” opining on an area they knew little or nothing about but which they saw as a potential earner to fill the gaping hole left by declining litigation and commercial transactions.

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Thursday
Jul182013

GSK China probe shows limits of due diligence

As the GlaxoSmithKline bribery investigation widens, it will soon engulf hundreds of third parties across China, accused of being conduits for bribe paying.

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Monday
May062013

Can anti-corruption laws drive health and safety?

Photo courtesy of www.china.org.cnWhat is the cost of bribery and corruption? We're seeing it played out daily in Bangladesh as each body is pulled out of the rubble of the Rana Plaza, where there are now more than 600 confirmed deaths in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh's $20 billion-a-year garment industry.

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