Compliance Alliance

The Russian Compliance Alliance www.compliancealliance.ru is an online self-evaluation questionnaire which covers the requirements of the American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, Russian legislation, etc.

Purpose:

  • Education: educate companies about global legal principles;
  • Due diligenceprovide a standard to protect participating multinationals against third party liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act;
  • Auditprovide a compliance certification tool 
  • Standardization: improve efficiency of the due diligence process by providing a centralized information source.

Features:

  • Multilingual capability.  (Current languages are English and Russian.)
  • Anonymity.  No identifying information is required.  Participants will be provided with a private URL address.
  • Registration. Participants have the option of putting their names in a registry; this information will not be connected to their answers, but can indicate to prospective customers that they have taken the survey.
  • Scoring: The questions are weighted by importance and scores are provided for each topic and for the questionnaire overall.  
  • Benchmarking:  This will be available when enough data is accumulated.

 

History.

 

This model was developed based on input from Russian compliance officers, primarily from multinational corporations; and Western and Russian lawyers.  Click here to see our network of interested organizations.

 

The pilot was introduced in July 2014; pilot companies were ABB, Coca Cola, Glaxo Smith Kline, and Pfizer.  The introduction was stalled by concurrent political events in Crimea and the Ukraine.

 

This is a non-commercial initiative.  We are happy to discuss customizing it for any interested organization, e.g., logo, URL, language.