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Corruption is pervasive in several countries of Central Asia, where a majority of respondents say they are either asked or are expected to pay bribes to receive public services...

If your company’s business is carried out in one of the post-Soviet Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan, then

Making your corporate ethics policies understood and routinely referred to by employees at your local offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan is a huge challenge. Solving this challenge means getting rid of foreign corruption exposure

Sarsenov Corporate Governance Advisory
Compliance in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Corporate Governance & Compliance Services
Adapting Compliance Policies for Kazakhstan and Central Asia
June 16, 2017

Adapting Your Global Compliance and Ethics Policies for Your Central Asian Offices





Making your corporate ethics policies understood and routinely referred to by employees at your local offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan is a huge challenge. Solving this challenge means getting rid of foreign corruption exposure for those multinational corporations that have their offices in this region.

Because of huge corruption and other compliance risks exposure in the post-Soviet countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, we highly recommend multinationals entering the region to adapt their compliance and ethics policies for local realities.

Local interpretation and adaptation of global corporate ethics codes and other corporate policies for Central Asia makes them live documents, which mollifies foreign corruption and third party risks and significantly reduces money laundering and local frauds exposure.

We make global ethics codes and corporate policies understood by employees and managers working in Central Asia. We extensively customize corporate policies and develop additional targeted manuals for Central Asia.

We are greatly knowledgeable about what the highest ethics and anti-corruption standards are, and we know well what the local situation in the region is.

How we can help you?

Here is what we can do to help you to strongly connect your corporate compliance programs to your offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan:

- We can customize and connect your global ethics codes and policies to a real situation on the ground and provide appropriate trainings to your local staff. We guarantee 85 percent and higher of understanding by local employees. We speak local languages and know local culture.


- We also can revise and align your existing local Compliance and Ethics practices with your new or changed corporate Compliance and Ethics policies.


- We can benchmark your existing local codes and policies against your Global Code and Policies. This is important when your company has just acquired new businesses here in the region.


- We can develop new local policies, manuals, specifications, and other documents from scratch to make them more effective. The newly developed policies and manuals will be strongly aligned with your corporate policies and will account for all important local specifics.


- We can conduct benchmarking of your existing local codes and policies in countries of your operation in Central Asia against international standards of compliance, Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (FSGO), SEC’s FCPA Guidance, UK Bribery Act, OECD’s Good Practices, etc. This is also important when your company has just acquired businesses here in the region.

Making your corporate ethics policies really understood and routinely referred to by employees at your local offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan is a huge challenge. Solving this challenge means getting rid of foreign corruption exposure for multinational corporations that have their offices in this region.

We can also develop comprehensive recommendations on improving your local compliance and ethics components in your Central Asian offices.

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