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Anti-Corruption & Bribery

Practical Steps for Effective Compliance Programs | Whitepaper

Feb 25, 2016

Too many times, companies limit their anti-corruption focus to only a few troubling aspects. But to reduce your company’s risk, you need to take a robust, multiprong approach to your compliance program.


In this whitepaper, Practical Steps to an Effective Compliance Program, corporate compliance expert, Farzad Barkhordari outlines nine essential elements of a corporate compliance program and provides guidance for implementing each element.

The nine elements include:

  • Clear policies
  • Tone at the top
  • Due diligence
  • Effective training
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Consistent enforcement
  • Detection and prevention
  • Contract language
  • Certifications

About Farzad Barkhordari

Farzad Barkhordari is the President of Click 4 Compliance, a Workplace Answers company, and a specialist in global anti-corruption. Farzad spent over 9 years in the Legal Department of Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, where he headed the Global Anti-Corruption Program and the Emerging Markets Legal Team.

He has advised clients on complex compliance issues, conducted internal investigations and has extensive experience in emerging markets, including China, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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