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[PDF] Two for the Price of One? Bribery and Human Rights

While companies are focused on addressing the requirements of the UK’s forthcoming Bribery Act, they could also be putting in place leading-edge practices to minimise another aspect of emerging social risk: human rights...There are...obvious areas of overlap between the anti-bribery and the human rights agendas...Central to both agendas, is the ethics of the interactions between the business and others...Managers need to know what human rights are, and to be encouraged to take responsibility for broader businesses impacts, including indirect impacts such as those in its supply chain and local communities...Leaders who are serious about addressing bribery and human rights need to be putting into place both the hard stuff of policies, procedures and monitoring mechanisms, and also the ‘harder stuff’ of the values and culture that enables a culture of ethics to live in the business's [activities]. [refers to Accenture, Eversheds]