IRU-UNGC launches global anti-corruption initiative
Corruption and illicit practices on roads increase uncertainty and add additional costs to the entire logistics chain and end products. In fact, as much as USD 1.6 trillion is lost globally each year according to estimates from the World Bank.
The International Road Union (IRU) together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has therefore launched a worldwide anti-corruption initiative and will collect information on cases of corruption, bribery and extortion along major road transport corridors on five continents over the next eight months.
This information will be analysed by experts and their report will be presented on the international anti-corruption day next December. The IRU is now calling on all road transport operators and drivers to relate their experiences about corruption. (ben)