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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 and Ethics Policies for Kazakhstan and Central Asian Offices





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:

Connecting global ethics codes and policies to Central Asia. We make global ethics codes and corporate policies 100% understood by local employees and managers working in Central Asia. We extensively customize, adapt and explain your international corporate policies to your local managers in the region and to the targeted groups of employees and sales agents, vendors, contractors. We develop special manuals for your managers and employees, and third parties in Kazakhstan and Central Asia so that to explain them every important aspect of your compliance program through their local cultural perspective. We make them 100% understanding of your corporate values using local languages, and from their cultural, local, sub-local view of things. We know very well local situation in the region and in the each local sub-region. 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 can guarantee 100% of understanding.

Preparing expats and headquarter managers to deal with employees, partners, vendors, consultants from Central Asia. We prepare expats and headquarter managers to deal with employees, partners, vendors, consultants from Central Asia. Communicating regional ethics and culture to expats who are going to, or already working in, Central Asia, and to those managers who are - at headquarter or working outside Central Asia - responsile for relationships with partners/vendors/consultants in Central Asia. This trainings and consultations are the best among all other solutions to fortfify compliance controls at Central Asian offices. This helps to prevent many compliance problems easily happening due to wrong perceptions and misunderstanndings due to regional cultural specifics. Those misunderstandings in future usually result into big problems.

Assesing existing local Compliance and Ethics practices. We also can assess, revise and re-align your existing local Compliance and Ethics practices in your Central Asi offices with your company's new or changed corporate Compliance and Ethics strategy or new policies.

Benchmarking your existing local codes and policies against your Global Code and Policies. We can benchmark your existing local codes and policies against your Global Code and Policies, and/or international standards. This is especially important when your company has just acquired new businesses in Kazakhstan and Central Asia region.

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, UNCAC, etc. This is also important if your company has just acquired new businesses here in the region.

Developing new policies, manuals, specifications for regional offices. We can develop new local/rgional policies, manuals, specifications, and other documents for your offices/partners/vendors/consultants in Central Asia, or we can revise existing policies 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.

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

Why adaptation of compliancee programs needed?

Again making your corporate ethics policies understood by local employees at your offices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan is a huge challenge. Solving this challenge is not an easy task but if the job is done right then it means getting rid of foreign corruption exposure and other compliance problems in the region.

Preventing big compliance crashes in Cental Asia is much easier than dealing with devastating consequences.

Because of huge corruption and other compliance risks exposure in 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.

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