Task Forces


Guide for ANTI-CORRUPTION Risk Assessments

United Nation Global Compact

Guide for ANTI-CORRUPTION Risk Assessments

About the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with over 12,000  signatories based in 145 countries.


The Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle appointed a Task Force on Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment to create a guidance document for small, medium and large companies on how to understand and conduct anti-corruption risk assessments as a key element of their compliance programmes. This guide was created by the Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment Taskforce, which included anti-corruption experts, non-governmental organizations and business practitioners:
Members of the Task Force (in alphabetical order):
• 4n6-factory: Peter Jonker
• NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia: Erica Salmon Byrne,
• Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited: James H. Cottrell (Co-Chair), Mohammed Ahmed (Co-Chair)
• Laureate Education Inc.: Mark Snyderman
• Nexen Energy ULC (a subsidiary of CNOO C Limited): Karen Schonfelder (Co-Chair)
• Peter Wilkinson Associates: Peter Wilkinson
• The Red Flag Group: Robert Leffel
• Transparency International: Susan Cote-Freeman
• UN Global Compact: Olajobi Makinwa, Donna Chung, Moramay Navarro-Perez
Extensive consultation was conducted to ensure the usefulness and content of the Risk Assessment Guide.
We would like to specially thank the following:
• Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Anti-Corruption Division
• Petroleo Brasileiro SA – Petrobras
• Rabobank Group
• Spain Global Compact Local Network
• UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
• World Economic Forum - Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (WEF –PACI)
The UN Global Compact Office would like to thank Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for their leading effort in
coordinating the development of this guide


This publication is intended strictly for learning purposes. The inclusion of company names and/or examples does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies by the United Nations Global Compact Office. The material in this publication may be quoted and used provided there is proper attribution.