The top-level management of a commercial organisation (be it a board of directors, the owners or any other equivalent body or person) should be committed to preventing bribery by persons associated with it.*
(*adapted from the UK Ministry of Justice, Guidance on the Bribery Act 2010)
Our survey revealed that just over ninety percent of companies feel they have buy-in from top management (top-level commitment) into their anti-bribery compliance programmes. Companies with top level commitment also reported fewer incidents of bribery as opposed to those without.