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University College Cork
Has the organisation made a public commitment against corruption and bribery?
Has the senior management and the Board publicly shown support against corruption and bribery?
Has the organisation published a risk-based anti-corruption and anti-bribery programme?
Does the organisation require specific adherence to its programmes against corruption and bribery by all its directors and employees?
Does the board undertake to monitor the anti-corruption programme for its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness, taking into acccount the results of risks assessments, and implements reviews/improvements as appropriate?
Has the organisation disclosed details of an anti-corruption training programme for its employees and directors?
Has the organisation disclosed a policy and procedures on gifts, hospitality and expenses?
Has the organisation disclosed a policy and procedures on conflict of interests?
Has the organisation undertaken to exercise mandatory, properly documented, risk-based anti-corruption due diligence on third parties before entering a contract or transaction?
Has the organisation published audited financial statements for 2020, including information on annual revenues?
Does the organisation/body make the annual budget and budget commentary for 2021 available online?
Had the organisation disclosed a procedure to ensure asset disposals follow a transparent process and are in accordance with market values?
Does the organisation disclose comprehensive information on its procurement policy and procedures on its website (with the exception of information that is legally protected for reasons such as national security, the protection of intellectual property or other confidentiality criteria)?
Does the organisation disclose comprehensive information on contracts awarded?
Does the organisation disclose information regarding progress and payments of contracts awarded (including dates) on a regular basis?
Does the organisation publish information on charitable donations and community contributions, including procedures, and reporting on those made?
Has the organisation published comprehensive information about the operational relationship with the state ownership entity and disclosed details of its fully consolidated subsidiaries and other joint ventures and associated undertakings?
Has the organisation disclosed information on the composition of its Board and Board members’ profiles?
Has the organisation/body disclosed the rules by which the Board of Directors operates on its website?
Do available documents indicate that the Audit & Risk Committee enjoys full operational independence ?
Does the organisation have a comprehensive up-to-date page on its website dedicated to ethics and/or governance?
Does the organisation have a publicly available policy and procedures on responsible corporate political activities (including lobbying; the funding of political think-thanks; revolving doors and the prohibition of political contributions whether made directly or indirectly)?
Does the organisation disclose information on its lobbying activities?
Are those employed or contracted to lobby on behalf of the organisation periodically informed about and/or trained on the organisation’s responsible political engagement policies and procedures, and required to adhere to this?
Does the organisation publish details of the organisations/associations of which it is a member that lobby on behalf of member organisations?
Does the organisation have a publicly available policy and procedures that manages ‘revolving door’ movements of directors and senior members of staff to and from public sector positions or roles elsewhere in the private sector?
Has the organisation published a comprehensive protected disclosures policy and procedures, specifically including assurances to employees, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, agents and other intermediaries that no penalisation or reprisal will result from whistleblowing?
Did the organisation disclose details of internal and external channels available to report wrongdoing?
Had the organisation published an annual report detailing the number of protected disclosures made and actions taken in the preceding year by 30 June?
Had the company undertaken to train relevant staff on handling whistleblowing reports?