The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Partnerships and buy in from private sector are crucial to achieving these goals. Goal 16 of the SDGs calls for Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. Businesses can specifically support Goal 16 by eliminating corruption in their operations and their supply chains. This action also affects private sector achievement of additional goals that may otherwise be impeded by corruption, for example Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
This self-assessment is designed to provide businesses with a first glimpse of where they stand in terms of their anti-corruption policy and implementation and where there may be gaps. The self-assessment serves as first point of entry for a company to further engage in understanding and improving their commitment to business integrity. The self-assessment itself is based on several sources, including the OECD’S Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance (2010), Transparency International’s Business Principles for Countering Bribery (2013), and the United Nation’s Global Compact’s Business Against Framework for Action (2011), which provide a sampling of what a comprehensive transparency and accountability program for business could become.