Welcome to the latest issue of The Anti-Fraud Network Newsletter:

Letter from the Editor, November 2014

In this issue, Carine Smith Ihenacho, global Chief Compliance Officer of Statoil and I take a close look at Statoil’s anti-corruption efforts. These can be seen as a best practice template even for smaller companies and companies with a different risk profile.

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Nick Burkill

In This Issue:

Addressing global anti-corruption enforcement trends: how Statoil’s procedures meet changing challenges

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Statoil’s oil and gas exploration and production operations are conducted on the Norwegian continental shelf and further afield in countries around the world including Angola, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Libya and Mozambique.  In addition to its exposure under local laws where it operates, Statoil is subject to Norwegian, English and US law.

Statoil has a commitment to maintaining best practice in its anti-corruption efforts, just as in other areas of its business, and it devotes significant resources to these efforts.  Its practices are relevant to smaller companies and to companies whose risk profile is different; some core approaches are needed for all effective anti-corruption programmes. Statoil’s practices are scaleable and can be applied effectively to smaller companies and to those who have a different focus for their anti-corruption resources. Continue reading

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