Tell the World the Good Stories of Hong Kong – Start A New Chapter of Integrity : Construction Industry Charter 2.0 Now Open to Consulting Firms

Jointly 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.
For subscription guidelines and form regarding the Construction Industry Integrity Charter 2.0, and details of the IMS components, please visit to view the details.
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A New Milestone in the Registration Requirement – Implementation of "Integrity Management" in the Construction Industry

The 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.
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ESG Academy webinar: Corporate Governance in Focus

The Director of Corruption Prevention Mr Joe Lee delivered on 21 July 2022 a keynote speech at the above webinar of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX).  The subject of Mr Lee’s speech was Anti-corruption and Ethical Business Culture – The Heart of Good Corporate Governance.  Mr Lee shared the ICAC’s advice on anti-corruption and whistleblowing policies and systems, and his experience on how to foster an ethical business culture.

The webinar also brought HKEX speakers and other industry experts together to discuss the new elements / requirements of HKEX’s updated Corporate Governance Code, including those concern anti-corruption and whistleblowing policies, and how would culture, integrity and diversity play in building effective corporate governance.

For more details and playback of the webinar, please click here.
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Launching Ceremony of the Construction Industry Integrity Charter

ICAC Commissioner Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu, officiating on 24 September 2021 at the launching ceremony of the Construction Industry Integrity Charter, called on the construction sector to participate in the Charter and adopt the Integrity Management System (IMS) with a view to enhancing companies’ ethical management, anti-corruption capabilities and awareness of staff members to sustain the industry’s probity culture and promote its long-term development.

“A comprehensive IMS is the ‘foundation’ of a construction company which would sustain the company’s steady growth, allowing it to build world-class skyscrapers,” said Mr Peh in his welcoming remarks.

Today’s launching ceremony was jointly organised by the ICAC, the Development Bureau (DEVB) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC). The Charter, covering three aspects, namely integrity policy, integrity training and integrity risk management, aims to promote the implementation of IMS to enhance professional ethics and probity within the industry.

"The IMS will facilitate a company to formulate integrity policy, enhance employees’ anti-graft awareness through integrity training, as well as adopt integrity risk management measures in its business operations," said Mr Peh.

Mr Peh also noted that with the recognition and assistance of the DEVB, integrity policy and integrity training covered in the IMS had been included as one of the registration requirements for approved contractors for public works as well as suppliers of materials and specialist contractors for public works early this year. He expected that the Charter would further promote the implementation of IMS in the construction industry.

Other officiating guests at today’s launching ceremony included Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Ir Lam Sai-hung; CIC Chairman, Mr Chan Ka-kui and its Executive Director, Ir Albert Cheng Ting-ning.

Representatives from various government works departments, construction industry-related trade associations, professional bodies and major contractors also attended the ceremony.

For more details of the Construction Industry Integrity Charter, please click here.
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Corruption Prevention Seminar for Catering Industry

The ICAC collaborated with the four major catering industry associations to develop a user-friendly Corruption Prevention Toolkit for Catering Industry (the Toolkit) as well as a training module for incorporation in professional training programmes of the industry to further enhance their knowledge of corruption prevention.  To promote the Toolkit, the ICAC organised a trade-wide Seminar for Catering Industry with the partnering associations in April 2018, covering the anti-bribery legislation, corruption risks and the related system safeguards in their daily operations such as food purchase, sales operations, inventory management and staff administration.  The seminar was attended by nearly 200 industry practitioners who are mostly senior management from individual catering companies, hotel groups and catering suppliers.  Please refer to the Toolkit and the Summary Kit on this Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS) Portal.  CPAS also offer corruption prevention advice and training to the industry.  Please contact us if we can further assist. See More