“[Bribes] are like steroids – everyone’s doing it. And if you don’t do it, you fall behind.” David Montero, author of Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network
The UK chapter of Transparency International recently released a handbook focusing on the culture of bribes. Entitled “How To Bribe: A Typology of Bribe-Paying and How to Stop It”, the report outlines the bribery culture within corporations and how to combat it. It stresses that bribery is a rampant issue, and is just as prevalent in the US and UK as it is overseas. Therefore, companies should view clearly-defined bribery policies as an integral part of their overall ethics and compliance program.