Navigant, a specialized, global expert services firm, and Ethisphere, a think tank dedicated to the creation and sharing of best practices in business ethics, compliance, anti-corruption and related issues, announced today an agreement for Navigant to deliver Ethisphere's Anti-Corruption Program Verification ("APV") to leading multinational companies. The Anti-Corruption Program Verification allows companies to confidentially benchmark their global anti-corruption programs against industry and regional best practices and to earn a quantitative score measuring their programs.
“Navigant is pleased to offer our clients an additional benefit to their anti-corruption due diligence program,” states Scott Moritz, a Managing Director in Navigant’s Global Investigations & Compliance practice. “An Ethisphere APV designation will enable multinational corporations to demonstrate to their stakeholders that they have designed, implemented, and enforced a robust anti-corruption program.”
Navigant will serve as a licensed, credentialed partner of Ethisphere's Anti-Corruption Program Verification, which provides an objective, independent review and verification of companies' anti-corruption programs and initiatives, including a comprehensive review of policies, procedures, training, communication, controls and enforcement. Verified status is earned by companies that are able to prove their anti-corruption program is capable of reasonably detecting and preventing bribery and corruption within their organization.
"We're very excited to work with Navigant and to leverage their deep anti-corruption expertise to support companies’ legal and compliance teams in benchmarking their anti-corruption programs using Ethisphere’s Anti-Corruption Program Verification," said Alex Brigham, Executive Director, Ethisphere Institute. "We are pleased that Navigant will help us expand our work with leading global companies and to help their programs reach verified status."More information on Navigant’s services and the Anti-Corruption Program Verification can be found on Navigant’s website. About the Ethisphere Institute The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. The Institute’s premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance™, is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute can be found at www.ethisphere.com. About Navigant Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com. Navigant’s Global Investigations & Compliance practice brings critical expertise and resources to clients to assist them with identifying, assessing and managing the compliance and business risks related to financial economic crimes, money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption matters, investigative due diligence, and monitoring and investigations related to fraud, waste and abuse.