Control Risks and Eukleia Training announce strategic partnership to provide services for anti-bribery training

With the publication by the Ministry of Justice of the long-awaited UK Bribery Act guidanct (that will become enforceable from July).

Its imminent implementation has created an imperative for UK registered companies to define and implement adequate procedures for their businesses around the globe. Businesses are required to assess their risks, define new procedures to mitigate those risks, and implement training and communication programmes to raise awareness and modify behaviours of employees.

Control Risks and Eukleia Training have come together to provide a package of training services.

Eukleia’s Commercial Director Simon Cooper commented: “The UK Bribery Act has raised the bar for UK firms at home and abroad. The new corporate offence of ‘failure to prevent bribery’ means that it is vital to provide training that raises the awareness of every individual employee as to their responsibilities and obligations. e-learning provides the fastest and most cost effective route to achieving this, along with the built-in audit trail that comes from delivering the training via a learning management system.”

e-learning is the perfect medium for broadcasting a consistent message of company values and zero tolerance for corruption across a large, geographically dispersed organisation. It can be readily branded and tailored to reflect local policies and procedures, and can be translated into any language required.

However, for those individuals in high risk jurisdictions and in high risk roles, even the best e-learning cannot deliver the level of detail required to address certain potential scenarios. Therefore, supplementing the broad awareness training with specialist workshops delivered by Control Risks’ expert facilitators provides a complete blended training solution.

Chris Torrens, Control Risks Deputy Director, Global Client Services (EMEA) explained. “Control Risks has identified full compliance with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010 as a key driver for many of our clients at this time, and has been supporting them with services to refine their associated policies and procedures. The company has also supported clients with the delivery of detailed training workshops which can be delivered in the high risk locations where they are most required through our global network of offices.”

He continued; “However, Control Risks also saw the need for broad reaching awareness training, and identified Eukleia Training as a leading provider in this area.”

John Conyngham, Group Legal Counsel at Control Risks added, “We believe that the combined expertise of Control Risks and Eukleia Training brings together a unique package of services designed to help our clients meet the challenges of the new Bribery Act, both in the UK and around the globe.“