Zero Corruption

Eliminating corruption is a crucial steppingstone to ensuring a sustainable future for all by leveraging the amounts of public and private investment needed for achieving each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To give the fight against corruption the prominence it deserves, Business at OECD adopted a Zero Corruption Manifesto, which calls for treating the fight against corruption as if it were an 18th SDG. The Manifesto calls on business people and policymakers to:
          • Change the way we think about corruption
          • Create meaningful tools and take impactful measures
          • Act together globally

The manifesto sets out 10 actions to translate the commitment to eliminate corruption into outcomes.
2024 is a crucial year to step up our efforts to achieve zero corruption. Half of the time the global community gave itself to achieve the SDGs has elapsed and we are not on track. The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impact of the Russian war in Ukraine have even broadened an already substantial investment gap. Time to take meaningful action is thus running out. At the same time, one of the major legal instruments in this area, the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions turns 25 this year. This presents an opportunity to reflect on how to ensure the Convention’s continued relevance in the face of emerging corruption trends.

This special campaign showcases what our national business bodies and affiliated multinational corporations are doing on-the-ground to boost the fight against corruption, implementing the Zero Corruption Manifesto in practice. We encourage companies and international organizations to engage with us on this campaign by reaching out to our Policy Manager, Benedikt Wiedenhofer.
Read our guide for business and employers’ organizations
Read our Zero Corruption Manifesto