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Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory

Fighting Corruption and Implementing the 10th Principle

The UN Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle decided, at its June 2008 meeting in Vienna, to develop an online Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory. This inventory is intended to guide companies through various initiatives and tools relevant to implementing the 10th principle on anti-corruption: “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.”

Companies may use the Inventory to browse easily reviewable, accessible, low-or-no-cost tools to achieve the 10th principle’s three goals:

  1. internal implementation of anti-corruption policies and programmes within the organization;
  2. external reporting of policies, shared experiences and best practices; and
  3. collective action between and among Global Compact participants, industry peers and other stakeholders to ensure no company receives an unfair business advantage.

Each of the tools listed in the Inventory will guide companies in achieving at least one of these goals.

Categories of Tools Covered

  • Anti-Corruption Conventions
  • Anti-Corruption Guidelines and Integrity Systems
  • Voluntary Anti-Corruption Principles
  • Corruption Cases and Court Rulings
  • Country-Specific Information
  • Due Diligence
  • Grey Areas (Facilitation Payments, Gifts, Donations, Travelling, Etc.)
  • Reporting
  • Sector-Specific Anti-Corruption Resources
  • Training
  • Whistle-Blowing
  • Collective Action

>> Click here to access the Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory



Ms. Olajobi Makinwa
Head, Transparency & Anti-Corruption Initiatives
UN Global Compact
+ 1 917 367 2283


Acknowledgment: The Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory was developed by the Global Advice Network with funding from Business Anti-Corruption Portal Partners. We thank the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and the members of the Working Group on the 10th Principle for contributing to the inventory. The regularly updated list of anti-corruption tools included in this inventory is by no means exhaustive, and users are kindly invited to contact the Global Compact or Global Advice Network with comments or suggestions for other relevant initiatives that could be added. Neither the Global Compact nor Global Advice Network takes any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided within the tools.


(Last updated: 10 November 2010)