Bavarian Construction Industry's Ethics Management Initiative

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Bavarian Construction Industry's Ethics Management Initiative

This initiative began in 1996 through the Bavarian construction industry association, during a period when the German construction industry faced a series of corruption scandals. The initial goals centred on promoting integrity in the construction sector. It also provided for a method whereby companies pre-screened before participating in procurement procedures.

By 2007 the initiative spread beyond Bavaria and became a nationwide project in Germany. The goals of this initiative are:

  • Foster integrity in the construction sector and to improve the industry's reputation.
  • Fight corruption through implementation of an ethics management system and codification of corporate culture.
  • Foster the perception of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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