Consolidated Contractors Company is training thousands of its global employees in identifying bribery and unethical behaviours, as part of enforcing its zero-tolerance policy to corruption in international business.
The global construction giant, member of the World Economic Forum's PACI (Partnering Against Corruption Initiative), said addressing corruption was the responsibility of international businesses and the entire workforce - a founding principle of the PACI.
CCC's President of Engineering & Construction, Mr Samer Khoury, said training their employees, particularly in high-risk countries, to identify corruption was a critical investment for the industry.
"CCC is such a large company - we have more than 182,000 employees currently engaged in 56 ongoing projects globally," Mr Khoury said.
"It is our core responsibility to ensure all of our employees are trained in honesty, transparency and loyalty - we count on all of our employees to help us identify and address any unethical behaviours in the workplace.
"There are significant corruption risks in the construction industry, and in the countries we operate - we have adopted zero-tolerance to any conspiracy, bribery, conflict of interest, fraud or abuse of authority in our workplace.
"Our e-learning program, proudly launched with Idox Compliance, has an impressive completion rate of 90 per cent among targeted employees globally - they are proud to be learning about our anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies, and implementing them with enthusiasm.
"Fighting corruption, bribery and unethical behaviour in business has to extend to training relevant employees - staff on the ground can identify and help eliminate potential risks for companies."
The Commitment Towards Anti-Corruption is one of CCC's 17 Core Values and Guiding Principles. In the Code of Practice, CCC includes its anti-corruption declaration, demonstrating its commitment to eliminate corruption from global business.
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About Consolidated Contractors Company:
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is a global leader in the engineering and construction industry. Established in 1952 and operating worldwide, CCC has provided more than 65 years of project management, engineering, procurement and construction services to the industry, is currently engaged in 56 ongoing projects globally, and employs around 182,000 people internationally. Consolidated Contractors Company contributes to the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative of the World Economic Forum, along with the UN Global Compact, to ensure business ethics, anti-bribery policies and sustainable growth in all forms of its operations.