Laws: The Netherlands is party to a number of international anti-corruption conventions. It has signed up to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), the OECD Anti-bribery Convention, and the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption in Strasbourg amongst others. In addition, the Dutch Criminal Code also prohibits foreign and domestic bribery. Unlike some other European countries, Dutch law does not distinguish between the two.
The law also regulates the behaviour of third party officials. Using intermediaries to make illegal payments to foreign officials can lead to one being held criminally liable as an accomplice. Both companies and individuals can be held liable. Under Dutch law, facilitation payments are considered as bribes. Private commercial bribery is also covered by the Dutch Criminal Code.
RESULTS BASED ON PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION ONLY
BAND C - EADS
BAND F - DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING
EADS scores in Band C as they provide moderate amounts of public evidence on their ethics and compliance programme. Damen Schelde provides little information on the company’s anti-corruption programme and therefore scores in Band F across all five pillars.
Neither company provided internal information.