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Corruption Prevention Tips on Kindergartens’ Operations (8/7/2022)

Kindergartens should operate with integrity and avoid risks of corruption and abuse.  To help kindergartens strengthen the anti-corruption measures in their daily operations, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS) of the ICAC published, in five series, corruption prevention tips on kindergartens’ governance and various operations.  Please click here to download the Toolkit. 
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Cases for the Insurance Sector – Red Flags and Good Tips (29/12/2021)

Being an important element of the diversified financial businesses, the insurance industry in Hong Kong is experiencing a rapid growth as a regional insurance hub. This stems from insurance companies’ continuous efforts in brand building and winning customers’ confidence. As the insurance sector in Hong Kong is getting more and more relevant to our lives and well-being, it is imperative for insurance companies to be vigilant in upholding a high integrity standard and to take a proactive stance against corruption in order to secure customers’ confidence, and sustain the stable and healthy development of the industry.
 
In view of the above, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS)of the ICAC has recently uploaded three case studies regarding the insurance industry, making reference to past corruption cases, to the Portal to illustrate the corruption risks and red flags in the core operations of an insurance company, as well as recommended system control measures to help company reduce the risks of staff / insurance intermediaries engaging in corrupt activities.  Please click here to view the details.
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Dedicated Webpage of Integrity Charter (8/10/2021)

With the goal of upholding professionalism and integrity of the construction industry, the ICAC, the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council have jointly launched the Integrity Charter on 24 September 2021. Construction companies are invited to join the Integrity Charter through the implementation of a self-regulated Integrity Management System (IMS), which consists of three components, namely Integrity Policy, Integrity Training and Integrity Risk Management.


The Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS) of the ICAC has recently launched a dedicated webpage for the “Integrity Charter”, which contains the subscription guidelines and form, and details of the IMS components. Please click here to view the details.
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Property Management Corruption Prevention Red Flags (8/9/2021)

A substantial proportion of Hong Kong’s population reside in properties managed by Property Management Companies (PMCs).  Unethical acts or practices of PMC staff and Property Management Practitioners (PMPs) will not only affect residents’ interests, but also the safety and hygiene of the properties concerned.  Residents and PMCs should stay alert to illegal and unethical conducts of PMC staff, PMPs and other stakeholders such as contractors and service providers.

The Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS) of the ICAC has recently uploaded to the Portal the “Property Management Corruption Prevention Red Flags” jointly published by the Property Management Services Authority and ICAC.  It lists the common red flags in the property management in order to facilitate residents, PMCs and PMPs to identify the corruption problems and implement preventive measures in a timely manner.  Please click here to view the details
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Corruption Prevention Checklist – Recruitment of Construction Workers (23/8/2021)

Sourcing and recruitment of construction workers through "middlemen" is vulnerable to abuse, e.g. soliciting and accepting "referral fee" from workers in return for their recruitment or continuous employment in construction projects or inflating the qualifications of workers to deceive wage payments from employers.  This practice would render the "middlemen" and the workers involved liable to prosecution and undermine the integrity and quality of the projects.  Contractors and subcontractors should put in place adequate safeguards against corruption and malpractices in the recruitment of construction workers. 

The Corruption Prevention Advisory Service (CPAS) of the ICAC has recently uploaded to the Portal the "Corruption Prevention Checklist – Recruitment of Construction Workers", which assists contractors and subcontractors to put in place adequate safeguards against corruption and malpractices in the recruitment of construction workers.  Project clients are also encouraged to require their contractors and subcontractors to adopt or adapt the recommended measures.  Please click here to view the details.
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