The project aims to reduce corruption and facilitate clean business and fair market conditions in Mozambique.
In an initial phase, the project focuses on the provision of technical assistance in the implementation of corporate ethics standards within the private sector in Mozambique. Initial activities will build upon and extend the scope of the good governance standards already in existence, for example, the Code of Corporate Governance and the Code of Ethics for Business.
Based on the anti-corruption training experience gained during the work carried out in South Africa, The Ethics Institute (TEI) will create a similar local ethics, anti-corruption training and advisory capacity for the public sector, as well as the private sector in Mozambique. The capacity-building approach of EthicsSA vis-à-vis its partner organization IoDMZ in Mozambique will enhance the sustainability of this Initiative even once the project has come to an end.
Ultimately, a Collective Action approach is most suitable when addressing corruption problems which cannot be tackled by one party alone as there are always two or more parties involved when corrupt practices occur. This is why the Ethics Institute (TEI) will engage with a number of companies who are concerned about cross-border corruption when entering the Mozambique market, as well as with companies deterred from conducting further business in Mozambique.
Description of Integrity Partner
The Ethics Institute (TEI) is a not for profit, public benefit organization, which has been active since August 2000. The vision of The Ethics Institute (TEI) is to “build an ethically responsible society” in South Africa and other African countries, such as Mozambique, within the scope of this project. The Organization achieves its mission by forming partnerships with the public and private sectors, and serving as a resource through:
- Thought leadership when setting ethical standards
- Research in the field of organizational ethics management
- Assessment of organization’s ethics programs
- Training of ethics skills, including certification of Ethics Officers
- Support and advisory services to clients
- Project management on ethics / anti-corruption for the public and private sectors
Description of Project Partner Organization
The Institute of Directors of Mozambique (IoDMZ) is a non-profit organization with the vision "to be recognized as a leader for excellence in Corporate Governance in Mozambique". The IoDMZ aims to develop legal instruments of self-regulation in an improved business environment within Mozambique.
This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.