Our Group Audit team carries out a programme of internal audits to review the processes to promote local awareness and implementation of our Business Principles. In 2011, the team focused on the Human Resources Business Principles and concluded that the processes that underpin them were satisfactory. The audit further concluded that we were prepared for the requirements of the UK Bribery Act and have adequate controls in the areas reviewed.
In advance of the UK Bribery Act coming into force, GoodCorporation also conducted a high-level review of BG Group’s policies and processes relevant to the UK Bribery Act. It concluded that “overall the company has strong anti-corruption policies and procedures which are examples of best practice in many areas” and that "the benchmarking shows that BG Group is significantly better prepared than many peer organisations and has many elements of best practice."
GoodCorporation’s review made recommendations to improve BG Group’s anti-corruption programme. Their recommendations were addressed before the UK Bribery Act came into force by the update, re-launch and ongoing implementation of the Group’s suite of Ethical Conduct Standards.