The purpose of this study is to provide solid data through which all defence companies can embed zero tolerance of corruption.
Two-thirds of the world’s biggest defence companies do not provide adequate public evidence about how they fight corruption. This includes companies from all the major arms exporting countries. Click here to see how they do.
- CEOs should use this report to analyse their own performance, put in place improvement plans, and improve public disclosure on their anti-corruption programmes.
- Government defence procurement chiefs should be more demanding of companies bidding for their contracts, requiring strong anti-corruption programmes to be in place.
- Institutional investors should ask the CEOs of the defence companies in which they invest to put in place an external assessment of their ethics and anti-corruption compliance programmes.
- Civil society should campaign for better public disclosure by all defence companies using this study as the evidence base.
We have released a new spin-off report to the CI, which identifies and discusses seven areas that distinguish the better companies with respect to their anti-corruption practices.
This collection of examples from the defence industry can also help raise the bar in other sectors, and enable their partners and customers to hold them to account.
‘Raising the Bar’ supplements this seven-part analysis with 104 good practice examples from companies studied in the CI.