GRI 205: Anti-Corruption 2016

This standard discloses the organisations to report information about their corruption-related impacts, and how they manage these impacts.

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GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

Contains disclosures for organizations to report information about their corruption-related impacts, and how they manage these impacts 💥.

These are set out in the Standard as follows:

  • Section 1 contains a requirement, which provides information about how the organization manages its corruption-related impacts.

  • Section 2 contains three disclosures, which provide information about the organization’s corruption-related impacts.

  • The Glossary contains defined terms with a specific meaning when used in the GRI Standards. The terms are underlined in the text of the GRI Standards and linked to the definitions.

  • The Bibliography lists authoritative intergovernmental instruments and additional references used in developing this Standard.

The rest of the Introduction section provides a background on the topic, an overview of the system of GRI Standards, and further information on using this Standard.

Background on the topic

This Standard addresses the topic of anti-corruption. In this Standard, corruption is understood to include practices such as bribery, facilitation payments, fraud, extortion, collusion, and money laundering; the offer or receipt of gifts, loans, fees, rewards, or other advantages as an inducement to do something that is dishonest, illegal, or represents a breach of trust. It can also include practices such as embezzlement, trading in influence, abuse of function, illicit enrichment, concealment, and obstructing justice. Corruption is broadly linked to negative impacts, such as poverty in transition economies, damage to the environment, abuse of human rights, abuse of democracy, misallocation of investments, and undermining of the rule of law. Organizations are expected by the marketplace, international norms, and stakeholders to demonstrate their adherence to integrity, governance, and responsible business practices. These concepts are covered in key instruments of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations: see the Bibliography.

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