The Bribery Act 2010: Practical Guidance for the UK Shipping Industry
This publication is designed to help shipping companies comply with the regulations outlined in the UK Government’s Bribery Act, 2010. It suggests corporate procedures for preventing bribery and outlines policies, tactics and training for ships’ Masters.
The book’s primary concern is with bribery prevention. However, it also explains the role of collective action initiatives involving other shipowners, national governments and local authorities. It outlines risk assessments and the associated crew support required when demands for facilitation payments are resisted. A Master’s flowchart is included to illustrate suggested responses and it forms an important training tool for ships’ Masters.
Upholding high standards is key when faced with challenging incidents in other parts of the world. Demands for facilitation payments remain endemic in places where corruption continues to be rife. This presents difficulties for operators committed to maintaining high standards.
The UK Chamber of Shipping has produced this guidance in the hope that the suggestions to resist and manage such incidents are recognised as a practical means of furthering the ultimate goal of eliminating such demands in the first place.
1 The Bribery Act 2010 and the Purpose of this Guidance
2 Assessing the Risks
4 Prosecutorial Discretion and Self-reporting to the Authorities
Annex A Demands for Facilitation Payments: Master’s Flowchart
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- September 2015
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 210 mm
- Book Width:
- 145 mm
- 0.2 kg
UK Chamber of Shipping