In the minds of some, companies that have resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions or are currently under FCPA scrutiny are bad or unethical companies.
It is a tempting position to take. After all, the FCPA is about bribery and corruption.
However, it is a wrong position to take in many (but certainly not all) instances.
Certain members of the FCPA and anti-corruption space need to realize that many (but certainly not all) FCPA enforcement actions and/or instances of FCPA scrutiny are based on the conduct of just a few individuals in a business organization that employs thousands or tens of thousands of individuals and a business organization otherwise making good faith efforts to comply with the FCPA.
Previous posts here, here and here highlighted how companies that have resolved FCPA enforcement actions or were currently under FCPA scrutiny have always been well-represented on Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list. This post highlights how such companies have been well-represented on Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” list.
This post highlights how such companies are well-represented on Fortune’s recent companies that are “Changing the World” list.