New Whitepaper: Anti-Corruption Compliance and KPIs

April 12, 2017
Categories: Anti-corruption, Compliance, Corruption

News Release

Anti-Corruption and KPIs: New Whitepaper Defines Ways to use
Metrics and Performance Goals to Mature and Manage Programs

Whitepaper features practical information and examples to enable companies to mitigate risks and better manage the performance of anti-corruption programs

WASHINGTON DC, April 12, 2017 –
For organizations looking to measure and improve anti-corruption programs, today launches a new whitepaper: Anti-Corruption Compliance: Using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to Mature and Manage Programs.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) and other metrics are often used to measure business performance against concrete, quantifiable targets to help ensure that objectives are being met. In this whitepaper, adapts the KPI approach – typically used for finance or sales – to anti-corruption programs, enabling organizations to determine whether programs are being implemented effectively.

The whitepaper offers insights into:

  • How to develop useful KPIs: useful categories to use when developing metrics and KPIs.
  • Ways to evolve KPIs with program maturity: using a five-point scale to identify the current maturity of a company’s anti-corruption compliance program, and identifying concrete steps to improve programs.
  • Examples of relevant KPIs and metrics across a number of business process categories: a deep dive into mapping KPIs to ‘policies and procedures,’ ‘risk assessment,’ ‘training and capability building,’ and ‘corrective actions and improvements.’
  • Ensuring that KPIs and metrics do not incentivize unwanted behavior.

“Increasingly, boards and senior management want compliance teams to monitor and measure anti-corruption programs to ensure effectiveness,” stated Leslie Benton, Vice President, and a drafter of the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard. “Developing relevant KPIs and supporting metrics not only helps to track progress, but is also critical to creating an environment of expectations that support a company’s strategic compliance objectives.”

The whitepaper is available to download at

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The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission to promote leading practices in anti-corruption, cybersecurity, trade secret and intellectual property (IP) protection.

To achieve this mission, conducts a range of activities – from publishing reports and whitepapers, working with leading practitioners and experts through Advisory Councils, and contributing insights to a range of publications and events – designed to provide practical resources to educate organizations about the leading approaches to managing risk and improving governance and compliance. launched its wholly-owned subsidiary, CREATe Compliance, to work directly with enterprises on the use of the CREATe Leading Practices services. In addition, CREATe Compliance provides advisory services, training and other guidance.

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