13 February 2019
Annapolis, MD – 7 February, 2019 - TRACE, the globally recognized anti-bribery business organization, and the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), a collective business initiative working to foster business integrity, have announced a strategic partnership to advance commercial transparency in Ukraine.
Through this partnership, TRACE and UNIC will work together to raise anti-bribery and due diligence standards in Ukraine by offering members of UNIC the opportunity to complete TRACEcertification and TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® at a significantly reduced rate.
TRACEcertification is a heavily benchmarked and comprehensive due diligence review, analysis and approval process establishing that an individual or organization has been thoroughly vetted, trained and certified by TRACE. Completion of TRACEcertification will allow UNIC members to serve as pre-vetted business partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with suppliers, agents and consultants who share their commitment to commercial transparency.
TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a rigorous year-long training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. UNIC members who graduate from the program will distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery compliance expertise.
“UNIC is a relatively young organisation, and we are delighted to have such partners among the stakeholders as TRACE to support our activity. We also believe that international practices of TRACE aimed at compliance education can help strengthen ethical behavior among businesses and are happy to share this international experience locally", said Ganna Gerasymchuk, Head of the UNIC Secretariat.
“We are pleased to offer UNIC members preferential pricing for both TRACEcertification and TASA. Through this partnership, we hope to further anti-corruption education and raise awareness of anti-bribery compliance in Ukraine”, said TRACE President Alexandra Wrage.
TRACE engages in strategic partnerships with organizations worldwide that share its mission to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence. To learn more, visit www.TRACEinternational.org/partnerships.
TRACE is a globally recognized anti-bribery business organization and leading provider of cost-effective third party risk management solutions. Members and clients include hundreds of multinational companies headquartered worldwide. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org
About the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC)
On May 19, 2017 the Business Ombudsman Council, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), a new initiative for businesses that want to work transparently. Member companies committed themselves to supporting a good business reputation and constantly improving their integrity standards in accordance with the best international practices. For more information, visit unic.org.ua.