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The doors are opening as people and organisations increasingly see the value of strong integrity systems and transparency. The exposure is also showing that there’s still a lot to do.
Each sector has greater clarity about what is required to prevent corruption.
While the comprehensiveness of the Shewan Inquiry recommendations are impressive given its scope, we will applaud once they are implemented.
Further effort is necessary to fully address factors making New Zealand attractive as a conduit for corruption. This need has been given further impetus by the EU Parliamentary Committee’s initial response to the Panama Papers which is to highlight deficiencies in New Zealand’s tax legislation.
I am excited to welcome Janine McGruddy and the energy she brings to the new TINZ Chief Executive Officer role. Her focus on the public sector means that we can face up to the long-overdue improvement required of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. While it is always good to score well on such indices, it is also important that they are robust and more importantly, provide information not just about how we rank, but how we can improve.
It’s time for TINZ to engage more effectively with the private sector.
Earlier this year TINZ facilitated a workshop led by Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer of L’Oréal, and winner of the prestigious 2015 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics. The workshop focused on values and principles that enable business to maintain strong integrity systems, the basis for reputation.
The workshop produced a document—still in draft form and awaiting wider discussion—we are calling the Whangaroa Statement.
New Zealand organisations pride themselves on their high regard for human rights. They are aware of their role and responsibilities associated with human rights and its importance both for maintaining strong environmental, cultural and social standards while improving productivity and effectiveness.
Emmanuel Lulin presenting to business leaders in New Zealand 3-4th April 2016
PRINCIPLES OF ORGANISATION INTEGRITY
Suzanne Snively, Chair
Transparency International New Zealand Inc.