6.2. Organisation’s Anti-corruption Policy

An anti-corruption policy is an organisation's "ant-corruption visiting card" / "public anti-corruption declaration", which:

  • includes the organisation's obligation to comply with the requirements laid down in the national and international laws, performance standards established therein s, also standards of business ethics as well as the principles of transparent business listed in Chapter 5 of the Handbook;
  • defines intolerable behaviour in the organisation (corruption, bribery, improper gifts, conflict of interests, non-transparent sponsorships, etc.);
  • provides a shortlist of corruption prevention measures for ensuring transparent operations in the organisation;
  • indicates the major expectations on combating corruption for employees, managers, official representatives, partners, clients and the public sector[70].


Since the anti-corruption policy is addressed both to the staff of the organisation and the general public, and it contains values cherished in the organisation, it is advisable to make it available to the public (for example, on the website of the organisation) in the visible place near the mission, vision and goals of the organisation.

It should be noted that the anti-corruption policy is probably the most important document for implementing anti-corruption in the organisation, which demonstrates its clear position, and informs all potential partners and clients in advance that the organisation does not tolerate any types of corruption, and shapes a positive image of the organisation.

[70] Some of the private organisations operating in Lithuania have prepared their anti-corruption policies, such as: