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).
For the second year, we are happy to run the Business Integrity Index to support our members and many thousands of other businesses that have chosen to operate with integrity and have developed strategies supporting that choice. Under the initiative, the Chamber is building a knowledge base and peer-to-peer networks in engagements with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Global Compact Network Kenya, B Lab East Africa, Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) and The Institute of Internal Auditors Kenya
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.