The Business Integrity Initiative
Navigating the Business Landscape
H.E. Jane Marriott OBE
British High Commissioner to Kenya...
Welcome to the Business Integrity Initiative. It provides practical support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) interested or already investing in Kenya. We know corruption, bribery and challenges to human rights are difficult to navigate anywhere in the world. We are committed to working with our partners in the Kenyan Government to address these issues. The Business Integrity Initiative brings together the UK’s trade, development and diplomatic expertise in Kenya to work with the private sector and support you. It builds on the firm foundation of 2020 and will provide enduring value to companies looking to operate with integrity in one of the world’s most exciting markets.
CEO, British Business Association of Kenya/British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BBAK-BCCK).
To the Chamber, business integrity is the foundation of good governance, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) priorities and achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16. It helps us do the right thing and mitigate increasingly unconventional and nuanced threats facing our businesses. The BCCK Integrity Index Initiative is a supportive, principles-based framework. Since its inception in 2019, this program has helped build constructive dialogue on the Government’s reform agenda, maintained positive conversations around doing business in Kenya, and provided access to a range of practical integrity resources. For 2023 and beyond, the Index will support the Kenya Government’s aims of growing foreign direct investment and building confidence in our institutions and agencies.
The Business Integrity Initiative was initiated in 2019 by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The program provides practical guidance on navigating integrity challenges and supports peer-to-peer private sector engagement. We are also working with the Kenyan authorities to support SMEs and help them navigate integrity issues, including corruption, bribery and human rights and improving local market conditions.
Our work starts with a structured approach to identifying integrity issues. This informs our practical information and guidance on navigating integrity challenges and building increased engagement between Kenyan and international companies. We have delivered this to our pilot cohort of companies through a series of forums, webinars and peer-to-peer engagements.
We have worked with external stakeholders such as: Control Risks Group, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), PwC, KPMG and the UK’s Business Integrity Hub.
Launch of the Business Integrity Guide eLearning Module
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Kenya Business Integrity Guide eLearning module that aims to provide international and local companies with very practical, hands-on guidance on how to mitigate day-to-day integrity risks in Kenya and how to put in place long-term prevention systems and procedures.
A Guide to Trade in Kenya
We are pleased to provide you with the link here
Feedback on the look and feel and whether it meets your expectations as a business or as a business organisation will be through a survey link provided at the end of the module.
If you would like to find more about the Business Integrity Initiative, kindly contact us on the details below:
Business Integrity Initiative Manager