French Anti-corruption Agency published Charter to support corporate compliance programmes

Posted on 06.12.2018

Last October, the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA) issued their own Charter to support companies when they are deploying or strengthening corruption prevention and detection programmes.

The Charter comes one year after the publication of the AFA’s set of guidelines detailing the AFA’s expectations for corporate compliance programs. These guidelines are required by France’s Sapin II law but are not legally binding. They aim to provide companies with a framework to ensure that their compliance programs adequately protect from corruption-related risks.

The AFA is the French authority in charge of monitoring the implementation of an anticorruption programme by companies and can conduct both off-site and on-site inspections.