ABOUT US

ABOUT INTEGRITY INITIATIVE

Integrity Initiative, Inc. (II, Inc.) is a non-profit organization incorporated on 09 July 2013 under the direction and purview of a Board comprised of representatives from by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Asian Institute of Management, Coalition Against Corruption, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Financial Executives of the Philippines, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Makati Business Club, and Management Association of the Philippines.

II, Inc. is primarily engaged in a long-term private sector-led campaign to promote common ethical and acceptable integrity standards in the business community and among various sectors of society. II, Inc. aims to continue the activities that were initiated by Project SHINE, a four-year project funded by Siemens AG and the first undertaking of the Integrity Initiative which started in December 2010. The SHINE Project’s ultimate objective is the institution of a certification and accreditation system, like that of the ISO, that will provide competitive advantages to compliant companies. Companies will be audited, accredited, and certified based on compliance to ethical ways of doing business and strict integrity standards.

II, Inc. recognizes tools, concepts and materials developed by international organizations such as the World Bank Institute, the United Nations, and non-government organizations fighting corruption, including Transparency International, World Economic Forum, International Business Leaders Forum, International Chambers of Commerce, and Center for International Private Enterprises. Specific frameworks such as the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) as well as the UN Reporting Guidance on the 10th Principle under the Global Compact, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2011) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct for Business were also adopted. 

The Integrity Initiative’s desired goal is to create a critical mass of ethically-conscious and self-regulating companies that have robust Integrity Management Systems in place, and are applying the principles of transparency and accountability in their dealings with other companies as well as government offices in the long term. 

 

TARGET GROUPS

  • business support organizations and chambers
  • foreign and local enterprises that have an interest in promoting transparency and ethical business practices

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

1) To create a strong and sustainable collective force that will change the culture of doing business in the Philippines, particularly, from corrupt practices to ethical business practices;

2) Initiate a process and provide a platform that will influence companies to declare a commitment to transparency and compliance to ethical business practices that will promote fair market conditions;

3) Nurture the growth of ethical business enterprises by providing an infrastructure for companies to learn the integrity compliance standards and to align their operations with the help of compliance and corporate governance experts; and

4) Institutionalize the whole process to promote the Integrity Initiative’s sustainability.

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

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These are curious times we live in when it comes to the truth. In just a few months, we have seen some attempts to revise history; we have grappled with the scourge of fake news and the trolls who spread them; we have marvelled at some people’s casual disregard for documented facts; and now we get to watch efforts at legitimizing the concept of “alternative facts”. It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.

In this climate, there is a more urgent need to uphold the values of integrity, transparency, decency. We need to push back against the tide of dishonesty and dissembling, and we need all the help we can get.

This is the first of what we hope will be many issues of the Integrity Initiative, Inc. newsletter, a platform we will use to keep you updated on the organization’s projects and partnerships and to share real news from around the world related to ethics, corruption, and good governance. Through this newsletter, we also hope to encourage you to bring in more organizations and individuals to our cause. Now more than ever, we need all hands on deck as we continue to build a culture of integrity.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ED CHUA

Vice Chairman (MBC)

MICHAEL RAEUBER

Vice Chairman (ECCP)

GREGORIO NAVARRO

Chairman (MAP)

MARIFE ZAMORA

Secretary (AmCham)

JIMMY YSMAEL

Treasurer (Finex)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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COMMITTEES

Advocacy and Communications Committee (ACC)

The ACC is tasked to spearhead activities such as setting up meetings with stakeholders to promote the advocacy esp. with government; and creating visibility for the II Program in key media channels

Partnership Development Committee (PDC)

The PDC is tasked to build the institutional strength and capacity of the Integrity Initiative Inc. and program by establishing synergistic partnerships with other parties. PDU will also activate Integrity Coordinating Council to enhance exchange of information, best practice and networks among the different programs to ensure limited duplication, take hold of synergistic collaborative opportunities, and to work together in developing new programs in support of integrity building.

Membership and Events Committee (MEC)

The MEC is tasked to spearhead the membership recruitment and retention activities of II.

ISAT, Auditing, and Certification Committee (IACC)

The IACC is tasked to implement, review and improve the ISAT and auditing procedures of the II program. It is also responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures for validation and auditing are consistent and effective. It will be responsible for assessing parties that qualified to conduct the validation and audit procedures.

MEMBERSHIP

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