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Business Integrity

What is it about?

Responsible sourcing covers four pillars:


Whereas the first 3 pillars are already well established in supplier codes and assessments, business integrity
is still “patchy”.

Why is it important?

With evolving legislation on bribery and corruption, e.g. UK Bribery Act, and perceived risks around audit fraud
and auditor integrity, AIM-PROGRESS members need to address and strengthen the business integrity pillar
in their codes and supplier assessments.  

How is it done?

The work stream has benchmarked; 1) individual member supplier codes against each other and identified common elements to create off-the-shelf internal member guidance on supplier code wording, 2) how companies are ensuring supplier implementation of buiness integrity practices and to deliver best practice guidance.


This will be feed into the AIM-PROGRESS Mutual Recognition criteria document, as well as into the Sedex SAQ process.


For 2014 the workstream is looking too:

1) Enhance Business Integrity content in supplier assessments through reviewing current member assessments and creating draft questions based on recognized effective compliance programs.

2) Enhance Business Integrity training in supplier events.

3) Create a third party Due Dilligence Protocol.



Useful resources:



Watch a film AIM-PROGRESS made on the Business Integrity work stream, to find out more information about their work:


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