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Have you missed some of our publications this week? Find below links to our most popular posts. Quebec winter storm ‘shambles’ prompts government investigation https://goo.gl/DrJ28T How China’s cities are innovating to fight air pollution https://goo.gl/7Z59EM Malware discovered pre-installed on Android devices https://goo.gl/w36PqO The dirty secret of ‘African quality’ fuel https://goo.gl/SufT5v ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery training and ...

Tinker Tailor – clothing size standards get a makeover

In days gone by, we went to a dressmaker. These days, we talk about things like “size zero” and wonder if we are getting slimmer because we can now squeeze into an 8. Ever wondered how clothing sizes are calculated and why they vary? A standard for measuring the body in order to calculate clothing ...

DOJ’s new guidance for compliance programs

On February 8, 2017, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) published a guide for companies called “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (the “Guidance”). The Guidance is composed of common questions that the DOJ asks when evaluating a company’s compliance program. While the Guidance questions are largely based on familiar sources, ...

China-led AIIB to block corrupt firms from projects

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will block firms banned by other development banks from participating in its projects, a move that signals the Beijing-based bank’s tough stance towards corruption and fraud. The AIIB said on Wednesday it had voluntarily adopted the list of sanctioned firms and individuals under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of ...

A new path for pesticide assessment

It is one of the most debated questions in chemical risk assessment: can exposure to chemicals such as pesticides cause ill health in humans? Scientists currently rely on experimental toxicology evidence, such as animal or cell studies, to assess their safety. A new approach proposed by EFSA will help further our understanding by making better ...

Hackers threaten to wipe 300M iPhones, iCloud accounts unless Apple pays

You'd be pretty alarmed if a hacker contacted you out of the blue and said they had access to your iCloud account and would wipe its contents and your iPhone unless you paid a ransom. Now imagine being Apple and being told that they'll do just that to millions of your customers. Motherboard was contacted ...

Kroll anti-bribery & corruption benchmarking report – 2017

Reputational risk is on the minds of not only ethics and compliance professionals, but also senior-level executives and boards of directors as they consider their organizations’ anti-bribery and corruption programs. A recent survey of compliance officers carried out by Kroll and Ethisphere validates the focus on third-party due diligence and periodic review in the new ...

How China’s cities are innovating to fight air pollution

Birds fly in and out of the eight-storey "Green Office Building" in Shenzhen, China, because a third of its walls are completely open to the air. It's a clever natural design that enables the building to stay cool without air conditioners. Across town, in a vast campus known as the "Low Carbon Park", mist is ...

The dirty secret of ‘African quality’ fuel

The amount of sulphur in some fuel used in Africa is 300 times the level considered safe in Europe. It can cause a lot of respiratory diseases. This video is part of the the BBC‘s So I Can Breathe season. Source: BBC

ISO steps up action for World Water Day

Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. For millions of people, it’s a daily reality. Today is World Water Day – a day about making a difference for people who do not have the water they need. Right now, 663 million people don’t have access to safe water. ...

Now offering ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery training and certification

We are now offering the brand new ISO 37001 ABMS Lead Implementer training and certification in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa!

How policy framing shaped UK strategy on transnational bribery

The UK recently has been stepping up its anti-corruption enforcement. The Bribery Act of 2010 is among the most stringent national laws aiming to control bribery and corruption in the global economy. In 2015, government introduced a new International Corruption Unit to investigate cases of international corruption in developing countries. Earlier in 2017, Rolls Royce ...

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