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An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems (BS 10500): Doing right things by Alan Field

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CHAPTER 4: IMPLEMENTING AN ABMS: ONE KEY ISSUE

What’s a gift?

When implementing an ABMS, a gifts and hospitality policy is one the most discussed and potentially contentious areas to roll out to all staff.

If this can be done successfully, many of the other areas of the ABMS will be comparatively plain sailing.

Gifts may be cash, or other items or activities of value. Value will be relative to the organisation, culture and purpose of the gift. In simple terms, a promotional biro with a logo on it is almost certainly not a bribe; whereas a sports car would be! The difficulty resides with the items in between the two extremes, and the circumstances to which they are offered or accepted.

Hospitality can merge into the concept of gifts, e.g. a ...

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