Working together with private sector organisations and service providers promoting good governance through transparency, accountability and integrity

Ethical Business Four by Seven

Actions to Prevent Bribery and Corruption

  1. Tone at the top: governance leadership committed to integrity
  2.  Code of conduct and guidelines continuously improved
  3. Corruption prevention communication and training
  4. Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation/ regulation
  5. Avenues for reporting breaches in ethical standards
  6. Due diligence of distributors agents, joint ventures
  7. Regular risk assessments that uncover corrupt practice


  1. Trust
  2. Transparency
  3. Respect
  4. Integrity
  5. Courage
  6. Cultural & Social Responsibility
  7. Environmental Sustainability

Benefits of a Strong Reputation

  1. Reputation and brand are powerful galvanisers and the major contributor to business profitability 
  2. Easier market access
  3. Lower costs
  4. Access to capital
  5. Higher returns on investment
  6. Quality committed staff
  7. Customer loyalty

7 Principles of Organisation Integrity

  1. Culture of open discussion and active listening
  2. Organisational justice
  3. Open communication and information sharing
  4. Clear expectations
  5. Top down commitment to do the right thing
  6. Lead by example
  7. Trusted, trustworthy colleagues

TINZ and The New Zealand Story

The New Zealand Story is a government initiative launched in 2013 to develop and grow New Zealand’s international marketing brand. It provides New Zealand businesses with tools and resources to help communicate their unique attributes and values to global markets through telling cohesive stories.

Transparency International NZ has taken it upon itself to be part of building the New Zealand Story and make integrity stick with people and organisations.

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