ETCO publishes guide to good Compliance practices

ETCO-Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition has produced a guide with guidelines to help companies implement an effective integrity program. The objective is to disseminate good compliance practices and encourage the prevention of corruption in the country.

The publication, produced with technical consultancy from Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados, takes into account the requirements set out in the decree that regulated the Anticorruption Law. According to him, companies that adopt an effective integrity program may have reduced sentences if they are involved in acts of corruption.

The printed guide is being distributed at events on the Anti-Corruption Law and to opinion leaders. A digital version can be accessed at this address.

ETCO prepared this video on the topic.

Corruption as a form of power

In an article published in the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo on August 19, the professor of philosophy at USP and researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), José Arthur Giannotti, explains how corruption works as a common way for to secure or guide political power. Using Operation Lava Jato, political parties and demonstrations that are on the rise as an example, Giannotti demonstrates that popular understanding of corruption is, in many cases, partial and biased to generate a movement that would function as masked “corruption against corruption” as “justice”.

Source: Estadão website (19/08)


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