Corruption is an elusive demon that touches businesses in a wide range of sectors in the supply chain. For example, payoffs through a relatively small travel agency in China brought a 400 billion FCPA fine on a world leading pharmaceutical company. Corruption is also correlated with other risks such as human trafficking. With regulations and enforcement getting tighter, risks and liability are rising -- along with the blood pressure of procurement managers. What sectors are most at risk, and how are they performing? Which countries are the hotspots, and how are businesses managing in those locations compared to others? EcoVadis' team of analysts cracked open our database to look into the level of quality of the anti-corruption management system of 20,000 companies worldwide, who are all trading partners of major international groups.
Bettina Grabmayr is a Senior Sustainability Analyst at EcoVadis. She holds a law degree from the Paris Sorbonne University and has been working in the sustainability field for 4 years.
Melina Goncalves is a Senior Sustainability Analyst at EcoVadis. She has a 7-years experience as a lawyer in the automotive industry and has been in the CSR area for 3 years.