This Self-Evaluation Tool (SET) for countering bribery has been developed by Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) as Secretary of Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC). The SET was adapted from a similar tool developed by Transparency International for companies to self-evaluate on anti-bribery Programmes. It aims to enable companies to appraise the strength, completeness and effectiveness of their anti-bribery policies and procedures against the framework of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery (BPCB). An explicit policy of zero tolerance of bribery is the starting point for a company in countering bribery and it needs to be supported by implementation of the policy including detailed policies, organisational structures, assignment of responsibilities and documented procedures. The company will wish to assure itself that its policies and practices are adequate to meet assessed risks, live up to its values and that stakeholders are confident in the company’s approach and performance. SET also provides guidance on indicators that can be used for external reporting and these can also serve as performance indicators for internal measures of progress and provide a basis for internal audit and external assurance.
To achieve the defined purpose, the Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) collaborated with PwC Thailand (PwC) to help design and improve the SET including providing training for companies participating in this programme.