Goals

The project GestãoTransparente.Org – practical guide to the management of corruption risks in organizations, assumes that organizations with transparent practices, ethics and integrity become more attractive to investment and relationships with its partners and the community in general.

Therefore, by promoting and developing anti-corruption strategies coherently conceived, designed and implemented that allow a better detection, management and mitigation of corruption risks to which they are exposed, companies and other entities may, in the medium to long term, gain competitive advantages in the market and in the environments in which they develop their activities. Thus, promoting even greater inner confidence and a good external reputation.

By involving a group of Portuguese companies from various sectors, this project is a corporate initiative that starts in the business sector, aiming to sensitize the business sector itself and society in general to the problems associated with the phenomenon of corruption, as well as the advantages that come from an early identification of the risks and the implementation of internal and external policies and actions which goal is promoting transparency and fighting corruption.

General Objectives

  • To develop a collective initiative in order to prevent corruption and promote transparency;
  • To promote and share values ​​of integrity, accountability and transparency.

Specific Objectives

  • To identify and characterize the main organizational measures to prevent corruption risks;
  • To develop a practical management tool to support companies defining and implementing measures to prevent corruption and promote transparency;
  • To provide an interactive tool with an accessible language to businesses and to public in general, through the website.

Approach

The development of this project was based on a collective and multi-sectors approach, which involved the participation and involvement of public and private business organizations, representatives of several Universities and the State.

In this sense, the entities involved had distinct and complementary roles:

Partners and Collaborators: Working group of entities in the areas of energy, transportation, telecommunications, services, universities, innovation and technology, responsible for the creation, planning and operation of the project.

Observers: Team formed by the Corruption Prevention Council (CPC), The Central Bureau of Investigation and Penal Action (DCIAP) and the University of Minho (UM), that took over the task of validating the content and the methodologies. This team allowed the advising to the working group throughout out the development of the project and strengthened the legitimacy of its outcome.