Commitment to Anti-corruption through Industry Collaboration
To promote integrity management and a probity culture in the construction industry, the ICAC has teamed up with the Development Bureau (DevB) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in launching the Building a Clean and Fair Construction Industry Through Collaboration Anti-Corruption Summit and Commitment to Action Agenda on 4 May 2023 at the CIC Zero Carbon Park at Kowloon Bay, which was attended in person by around 90 leaders, company directors, managerial staff and practitioners of the construction industry, while about 2,000 practitioners joined online.
Mr Ricky Lai Wai-ki, the Assistant Director of Corruption Prevention, hosted a panel session on corruption prevention and integrity management in the construction industry during the summit. Mr Lai and four panel speakers, Ir Tony Ho Ying-kit, the Principal Assistant Secretary (Works) of the DEVB, Ir Ricky Leung Wing-kee, the Executive Director, Engineering & Technology of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Mr Kwok Yim, the Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong and Sr Eddie Lam Kin-wing, the President of Hong Kong Construction Association, shared with participants their experiences in implementing the Integrity Management System, the benefits of joining the Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 and ways to enhance the sector’s corruption prevention awareness. They called on the industry to actively participate in the Charter and adopt the Integrity Management System by implementing integrity policies, integrity trainings and integrity risk management to enhance their capacity in resisting corruption.
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ICAC Hosts First Tailored High-level Professional Training Course for Senior Bank ManagersThe ICAC has organised the “Professional Anti-Corruption Training in Banking Management” (the Course) on 30 and 31 March 2023, which was attended by representatives of over 30 locally licensed banks, including the note-issuing banks in Hong Kong. As the first pilot project of the International Anti-corruption Academy, Hong Kong, to be set up by the ICAC, the Course was the first-ever high-level professional anti-corruption training programme in Hong Kong featuring real corruption case analysis. Divided into three main themes: detecting corruption, corruption prevention and building and fostering an ethical culture in a bank, the Course promoted the ICAC’s three-pronged approach of enforcement, prevention and education in anti-corruption work in the banking sector and aimed at enhancing the professional standard of the banking industry, and establishing an even more transparent, cleaner and effective financial system in Hong Kong.
The Course was supported by regulatory and financial advisory bodies of the banking sector, all of which have been the ICAC’s valued partners in promoting a probity culture. Guest speakers included Executive Director (Banking Conduct) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr Alan Au Yuk Lun and Head of Policy Research of the Financial Services Development Council Dr Rocky Tung Yat Ngok. The ICAC also invited Legislative Council member Mr Ronick Chan Chun Ying, representing the Finance Functional Constituency, to officiate at the closing ceremony.
Launching Ceremony on Supporting Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 for Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Additional Work TradeThe Assistant Director of the Corruption Prevention Department (CPD) Mr Kenny Fok delivered a speech at Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Additional (RMAA) Thematic Talks and Launching Ceremony on “Supporting Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0” organised by the Construction Industry Council on 31 March 2023. This event aims to encourage construction companies and consultants in RMAA work trade to implement the Integrity Management System and join the Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 to uphold and enhance the professionalism and integrity of the construction industry. During the two-and-a-half-day event, information booth was also set up to introduce the Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 and promote corruption prevention resources on building maintenance to the participants, and disseminate anti-corruption messages to the public through games.
Tell the World the Good Stories of Hong Kong – Start A New Chapter of Integrity : Construction Industry Charter 2.0 Now Open to Consulting FirmsJointly launched by ICAC, the Development Bureau (DEVB) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in September 2021, the Integrity Charter has received vibrant support from the construction industry. As of November 2022, more than 240 construction companies have joined the Integrity Charter to self-regulate and implement an Integrity Management System (IMS).
Apart from construction companies, consulting firms are key stakeholders in the construction industry. To further uphold and enhance professionalism and integrity of the construction industry, the Integrity Charter is renamed as Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 on 23 December 2022 and it is now open for subscription by consulting firms. To commemorate this important event, we are honored to have Mr Woo Ying-ming – the ICAC Commissioner, Ir Lau Chun-kit, Ricky - DEVB Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Ir Ho On-sing, Thomas - CIC Chairman and Ir Cheng Ting-ning, Albert - CIC Executive Director to announce the launch of the Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0 on video. Please click the link here to watch the video.
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A New Milestone in the Registration Requirement – Implementation of "Integrity Management" in the Construction IndustryThe Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) jointly held a press interview regarding the implementation of “Integrity Management” registration requirement on 29 September 2022. While the Assistant Director of the Corruption Prevention Department (CPD) Mr Kenny Fok shared the work of ICAC in promulgating the Integrity Management System (IMS), the adoption of IMS and its outcome in the construction industry, the Chairperson of CIC’s Committee on Registered Specialist Trade Contractors’ Scheme Ir Chan Chi Chiu also recognised the IMS requirements would enhance the integrity of registered specialist trade contractors and registered subcontractors. Mr Fok encouraged the industry to adopt the Integrity Risk Management (IRM) and he also introduced the first short corruption prevention training video on IRM produced by CPD.
For more details on IRM, please click here.