Deloitte signs on to ‘Statement of Support’ for the Anti-Corruption Summit in London
The Anti-Corruption summit, taking place in London the week of 9 May 2016, is an opportunity for Deloitte and others in the professional services industry to step forward collectively and play a larger role in addressing the challenges of corruption. All the signatories of the joint pledge view anti-corruption initiatives as critical to economic growth and productivity.
Our organizations play important roles in the global economy and the operation of the world’s capital investment and real estate markets. As providers of professional services, we each take pride in the part we play in helping to strengthen trust within society, and we recognize our responsibility to carry out our work with due consideration of the public interest.
We deplore the damage caused to social progress and economic development by corruption. We are committed to play our part in efforts to prevent the proceeds of crime and corruption from entering legitimate capital and investment markets; the importance of this challenge has never been clearer.
We strive to comply with all national laws and regulations combating corruption and money-laundering wherever we work and to apply the principles of a global approach when we work in those smaller markets where regulatory frameworks are less developed. We continue to develop our approach as we learn from experience, working on three fronts: systems, education and culture.
- We will maintain robust procedures when we take on new clients, in accordance with our legal, regulatory and professional obligations, and invest in effective systems to support these.
- We will prioritize education and training and support the wider work of our professional bodies, building awareness of the damage caused by corruption and the ways in which others may seek to abuse our professional services through money laundering.
- Above all, we will foster cultures across our professions that refuse to tolerate corruption in any of its forms.
More broadly, we support the continuing efforts of the G20 and others to tackle corruption and money laundering, and to encourage jurisdictions around the world to adopt laws and regulations that are consistent with globally agreed guidelines in this area such as those of the Financial Action Task Force and the OECD.
We now propose that our organisations work together to share experience, promote the codification of good practice, and in dialogue with government, regulators and professional bodies support their work addressing the practical limitations of the wider system we currently work within.
- Wim Dejonghe, Senior partner, Allen & Overy LLP
- Ben Tidswell, Chairman, Ashurst LLP
- Paul Rawlinson, Managing partner, Baker & Mckenzie LLP
- Chris Perrin, Executive partner and General councel, Clifford Chance LLP
- Penelope Warne, Senior partner, CMS Cameron Mckenna LLP
- Jeremy Cohen, Chief Executive, Dentons Ukmea LLP
- Juan Picon, Senio Partner, DLA Piper International LLP
- Mark Rigotti and Sonya Leydecker, Joint Chief Executives, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
- Nicholas Cheffings, Chief Executive, Hogan Lovells International LLP
- Robert Elliott, Senior Partner, Linklaters LLP
- Peter Martyr, Global Chief Executive, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Oliver Brettle, Executive Partner, White & Case
- David Cruickshank, Global Charman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
- Mark A Weinberger, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young Global Limited
- John B Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG International
- Dennis M Nally, Chairman, Price Waterhouse Coopers International LTD
- Simon Michaels, Managing Partner, BDO LLP
- Ed Nusbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton International LTD
- Phil Verity, UK Senior Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mazars Group
- Tyson Avery, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, CBRE Group INC
- Martin Samsworth, Chief Executive Officer EMEA, CBRE LTD
- Chris Ireland, UK Chairman, JLL UK and Europe
- Jeremy Helsby, Group Chief Executive Officer, Savills PLC
- Alistair Frank, Senior Partner and Group Chairman, Knight Frank LLP
- Catherine Spitzer, Chief Operating Officer, Bidwells
- Tony Horrell, Chief Executive Officer UK and Ireland, Colliers
- Alison Platt, Chief Executive Officer, Countrywide PLC
- John Forester, Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield
- Simon Prichard, Senior Partner, Gerald Eve LLP
- Andy Martin, Senior Partner, Strutt and Parker