January 9, 2017
Just before the end of 2016, IBLF Global organised the study visit of a group of Turkish business executives to London to learn how British companies manage corruption risk and instil compliance techniques into their management systems.
The visit was part of a project, devised by TEPAV, the Ankara-based Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, under the auspices of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TOBB), and funded by the UK Prosperity Fund, to raise awareness in Turkey about the importance of business ethics.
The 11-strong group was made up of corporate and industry association leaders representing “sectoral councils” within TOBB. Industries represented included steel, solar energy, road-construction, informatics, office furniture, food processing, machine building, pharmaceuticals, and the Association of Listed Companies' Executives. One of the outputs of the project will be for each sectoral council to create a code of conduct for its industry, and roll it out to its companies with the help of a powerful communications programme and training.
The week-long visit included meetings with leading public and private sector institutions including Exiger, CoST, EY, Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce, City of London Police, EBRD, International Council on Mining & Metals, London Stock Exchange, Crown Commercial Service, Good Corporation (photo above), Institute of Business Ethics, UK Anti-Corruption Forum, Steptoe & Johnson, BP and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (header photo). The visit included a meeting with Nigel Mills MP, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption (photo below), and culminated in a reception at the Foreign Office. Many thanks to all the organisations that hosted us!.