Day 3: 48-Hour Due Diligence Solution, Verified and Portable-Save 50% on Your TRAC Application. Reply

Offer: 50% Discount on Your TRAC Application

This offer must be accepted by midnight tonight.

Own and share your verified due diligence report.

Day 3-TRACE Holiday Promo-TRAC

For Day 3 of our 10 Days of Giving, TRACE is offering you a promotional code to receive a 50% discount on your TRAC Number application. Your TRAC Number will remain valid for a one year period from the date of approval, at which point you will be asked to renew your account and pay the standard $80 fee.

TRAC is the only global online platform that captures, assesses and shares baseline due diligence information on organizations and individuals across the supply and marketing chain and assigns a universal ID number (TRAC Number) to all approved applicants. TRAC eliminates baseline due diligence screening costs for multinational companies while allowing TRAC holders to easily share their compliance information with all of their business partners.

How TRAC Works

Companies, partnerships, charities, and individuals are eligible to receive a TRAC number and to share their information with whomever they may designate. TRAC holders and companies are eligible to view another entity’s TRAC profiles at no cost, with the approval of the TRAC holder. To obtain a TRAC, an Authorized Representative, chosen by the company, fills out an initial questionnaire. This information is then processed by TRACE analysts, and typically within one business day, a unique 12 digit TRAC number is issued. The Authorized Representative remains in control of managing the information within a TRAC profile.

To learn more, view a 90-second video clip here or visit www.TRACnumber.com. View our TRAC Registration and Profile Creation video for instructions on how to apply. Please write to info@TRACnumber.com to request more information about TRAC.

To accept this offer visit www.TRACnumber.com, register for a free TRAC account and fill out an application for a TRAC Number using the promo code: HOLIDAY13

The discount code will expire on December 20, 2013.

Day 2: Anti-Bribery Training for All Levels-Receive a Copy of TRACE’s Toxic Transactions DVD.

Offer: Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business Training DVD

This offer is limited to the first 10 respondents.

Day 2-TRACE Holiday Promo-DVD

Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business is a lively and highly informative anti-bribery training video designed for employees at all levels. In celebration of our 10 Days of Giving, TRACE is offering a FREE Toxic Transactions DVD ($650 value) to the first 10 respondents.

The DVD is approximately an hour long and features interviews with top anti-bribery experts around the world. Hosted by Alexandra Wrage, President of TRACE, this film features insight from internationally renowned anti-bribery experts including:

  • Kelly Austin, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
  • William Jacobson, Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Weatherford International
  • Mark Mendelsohn, Former Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, World Bank
  • Cheryl Scarboro, Former Associate Director, Division of Enforcement, US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Peter Solmssen, Member, Managing Board and General Counsel, Siemens
  • Matt Tanzer, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Tyco
  • Martin Weinstein, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Toxic Transactions offers invaluable insight into global anti-bribery laws and enforcement trends – critically important information for any company operating internationally, or for anyone interested in the global business environment.

To accept this offer, please write to info@traceinternational.org with your name, contact information and mailing address. This offer is limited to the first 10 respondents.

TRACE Celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day Reply

A 2007 Sri Lankan stamp commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day

A 2007 Sri Lankan stamp commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day

When the UN General Assembly came together ten years ago in New York and adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), it also chose to designate December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness of corruption and the worldwide struggle against it.  How far we’ve come over the last decade!

Today, UNCAC has 140 signatories and more governments are enforcing national anti-bribery laws than ever before.  Alongside increased enforcement and new laws, there has also been a sustained push to make governments themselves more transparent.  The success of open data initiatives, the increasing trend for governments to publish contracts in the extractive industry and the passage of new freedom of information laws in dozens of countries over the last few years have made government officials more accountable for their actions and created an exciting new expectation of government transparency as a political and cultural ideal.

Multinational corporations and financial institutions have also made combatting corruption a boardroom priority in their business dealings.  Today, implementation of robust anti-bribery compliance controls has become an established norm, and every year more and more companies are coming together to share best practices and benchmark strategies for better anti-bribery compliance success.

We realize of course that there is still much work to be done, and that it would be impossible to deny that corruption is endemic to many parts of the world.  We were reminded of this fact just this week by Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index, in which two thirds of countries scored poorly.  From the streets of Brazil to those of Bulgaria, grassroots protests and civil unrest mark continued dissatisfaction with government corruption, which robs millions of the world’s poorest citizens of proper access to health, education and other basic government services.

Looking back at the last ten years, however, there is reason for modest optimism.  Significant improvements have come from all sides- from government, from business and from civil society.  Corruption may still be thriving, but at the very least it is more openly discussed than ever before.  December 9th marks a day to think about what’s worked, what hasn’t worked and what lessons we’ve learned over the past decade.  Hopefully in another 10 years we’ll be able to look back and once again be amazed at just how far we’ve come.

Day 1: Prepare for Brazil’s New Anti-Bribery Law with Resources from TRACE!

Offer: Brazil Country Bulletin & New Anti-Bribery Law Overview

This offer must be accepted by midnight tonight.

Day 1-TRACE Holiday Promo-Country BulletinTRACE is pleased to offer the compliance community a FREE Brazil Country Bulletin and New Anti-Bribery Law Overview prepared by our partner firm in Brazil, Vitor Costa Advogados. Country bulletins, one of the most valued features of our Member-Only Resource Center, are designed to address the questions companies should consider before working with commercial intermediaries in a particular country. Our virtual reference library contains local law resources for over 130 countries and is frequently updated by our trusted TRACE Partner Law Firms. Country Bulletins provide a comprehensive overview of local laws and anti-bribery compliance guidelines and clearly address the nuances of local laws.

As part of our 10 Days of Giving, we are pleased to offer you the country bulletin for Brazil. This comprehensive guide will help prepare you to comply with the Clean Company Law, which goes into effect January 29, 2014. Additionally, we will provide you with a memoranda from Vitor Costa Advogados explaining the details of the new law including: subjected persons, prohibited acts, sanctions, enforcement authorities and leniency agreements.

This offer may not be redeemed by service providers.

To accept this offer, please write to info@traceinternational.org prior to midnight tonight.