Corruption

Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in a position of trust in the public sector, in the judiciary, in political circles, in companies that operate at a national and/or an international level, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or trusts) in order to gain an unjustifiable material or immaterial advantage.

What is corruption?

Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in positions of trust in the public sector, in the justice system, in political circles, in national and/or international business, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or foundations) for unjustifiable material or immaterial gain.

In the public sector, for example, corruption can occur in the process of awarding public sector contracts and licences. Corruption can also take place between private individuals, for example by giving bribes to a competitor’s employees.

Unjustifiable advantages include privileges, invitations, gifts, money, or even new jobs within the public or private sector.

How can I announce a suspicion of corruption?

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