The guidance is designed to help organisations understand and manage the positive and negative influence that employee incentive programmes can have on behaviour.
“While many incentive programmes play a successful role in motivating employees and maximising performance, recent corporate scandals show they can also drive corrupt behaviour when not aligned with long-term values,” said Howard Shaw, Head of Anti-corruption & Whistleblowing services at Mazars and representative of Mazars on the Expert Advisory Committee for the guidance.
“One of the key findings of the research and, as a result, a focus of this publication is the significant influence of strong culture and values within the organisation.
Incentives don’t operate in a vacuum. They must reflect the business practices and long-term vision of the organisation to ensure ethical behaviour. This guidance brings focus to this important aspect.”
Mazars is proud to contribute to the report and support the work of Transparency International. These activities are aligned with Mazars’ Business. For Good™, a global initiative that encourages business leaders to ‘think and act long-term’ in order to enhance business performance and pursue profit responsibly for the benefit of companies, their stakeholders and wider society.
Transparency International is the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation. With more than 100 chapters worldwide, Transparency International has extensive global expertise and understanding of corruption.