As part of efforts to combat corruption, NATO runs an ongoing Building Integrity (BI) programme. This programme provides practical tools to help participating countries strengthen integrity, transparency and accountability and reduce the risk of corruption in the defence and security sector. It promotes good practice, processes and methodologies, and provides countries with tailored support to make defence and security institutions more effective One of the many strands of this programme is an annual week-long training module held at the NATO school at Oberammergau in Germany, attended by senior officers and government officials from NATO countries.
In 2017, IFBEC and NATO’s Building Integrity (BI) program formalized a partnership joining the international alliance and the aerospace and defense industry together in the common cause against corruption. As part of this partnership, an IFBEC representative presents at the BI training module each year, outlining the industry approach to fighting corruption.
On 10 October, IFBEC Steering Committee member and BAE Systems Head of Ethics & Business Conduct, Dominic Hall, represented IFBEC and presented how IFBEC member companies use training and communications to emphasise a sense of personal responsibility and ownership of the company’s values.