CEOs call for an effective UNCAC Review Mechanism

1 May 2009.

In a Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Chief Executives from leading companies call on governments to more effectively and robustly implement the Convention by adopting an effective implementation review mechanism at the next Conference of States Parties to be held in Doha in November 2009. The letter was signed by 24 CEO’s at the invitation of the International Chambre of Commerce, Transparency International, the World Economic Forum-Partnering Against Corruption Iniatitive and the UN Global Compact and initiates a broader campaign inviting business leader across the globe to sign the statement in support of the Convention.

In their letter CEO’s call for the establishment of a credible and effective review mechanism and suggest that;

  • The process should have adequate and dependable long-term funding;
  • It should include country visits with peer reviewers from other countries;
  • The process should function transparently, with inputs from the private sector and other stakeholders, and with published reports.

How to participate

The Global Compact encourages CEO’s to demonstrate their support for the statement by adding their name to the list of signatories. To indicate your CEO’s willingness to add his or her name to the anti-corruption letter, please email hidden; JavaScript is required providing your company name, sector, country and CEO name. Click here to download the letter.

Endorsing Companies

Company Sector Country
Anglo American plc General Industrials United Kingdom
AngloGold Ashanti Company Industrial Metals & Mining South Africa
BASF AG Chemicals Germany
Bhoruka Power Corporation Electricity India
EADS France Aerospace & Defense France
Fluor Corporation General Industrials USA
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Technology Hardware & Equipment Japan
Gaz de France Suez Oil & Gas Producers France
General Electric Company General Industrials USA
IKEA Group General Retailers Sweden
Infosys Technologies Ltd Software & Computer Services India
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries ltd. Chemicals India
Li and Fung Limited General Retailers China
Newmont Mining Corporation Industrial Metals & Mining USA
Novartis International AG Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Switzerland
Petronas Oil & Gas Producers Malaysia
Royal Dutch Shell plc Oil & Gas Producers Netherlands
SAP AG Software & Computer Services Germany
Sinosteel Corporation Industrial Metals & Mining China
Solvay Chemicals Belgium
TAQA Oil & Gas Producers United Arab Emirates
Tata Sons Mining India
TNT N.V. Industrial Transportation Netherlands
Zurich Financial Group Financial Services Switzerland