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TI Index Shows Anti-Corruption Improvements in Defense Sector

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 29, 2015

A new anti-corruption index examining anti-corruption measures in the defense sector reveals some good news: many defense companies are increasingly addressing corruption risks, with improvement evident in companies from every region of the world.  

The index, conducted by Transparency International, measured the transparency and quality of ethics and anti-corruption programs of 163 defense companies from 47 countries. TI ranked each company from band “A” (highest) to “F” (lowest), based on the extent of public evidence on their ethics and anti-corruption program.

Of the 163 companies in this year’s index, 127 were assessed in 2012, when TI issued its last index. “The results show significant improvement overall,” TI stated. “At the upper end, 26 of the 127 companies are now in bands A and B, compared with only 10 in 2012. Furthermore, only 35 companies are in band F, compared with 46 in 2012."

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