Martin Polaine delivered a 3 day workshop for members of the compliance, internal audit, contracts and procurement departments of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company. The workshop was held as part of its enhancement of its compliance capability and with a view to considering possible lessons from both UK and international experiences. Topics addressed included:

  • International anti-corruption framework (in particular, the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Convention.
  • UK Bribery Act 2010 and US FCPA 1977.
  • The Principal Challenges faced by businesses and state companies.
  • Practical Steps by UK Companies to Implement Anti-corruption Measures.
  • Practical Steps for Corruption Prevention in a State Company.
  • Anti-Corruption/bribery due diligence and risk assessment in contracts for procurement of services, equipment, materials and construction.
  • Addressing and managing conflicts of interest.
  • Anti-corruption management standards (ISO 37001).

For more details on ISO 37001: https://www.iso.org/standard/65034.html

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