ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Jan. 25, 2016 / PRNewswire — On Thursday, January 21, TRACE International and PYXERA Global hosted an anti-bribery training workshop in Accra, Ghana as part of a pilot outreach program aimed at advancing commercial transparency through TRACEcertification. The event brought together over 170 companies and included a keynote address from the honorable Chief Justice of Ghana. The speech highlighted the important role played by TRACE in improving integrity in the marketplace.
As part of the pilot program, TRACE offered 100 companies in Ghana the opportunity to obtain TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review and compliance credential, at no cost for one year. Nearly 40 companies have already completed the process.
“TRACEcertification boosts our confidence level in dealing with multinational companies, enhances our credibility and provides us with a competitive business advantage,” said Philip Buckman, Managing Director of Stresster Engineering and Construction Ltd.
TRACE Certified companies are pre-vetted business partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with suppliers, agents and consultants who share their commitment to commercial transparency. “TRACE is pleased to support the compliance efforts of SMEs in Ghana,” said Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder of TRACE. “The response from Accra’s business community to the pilot program and workshop has been overwhelming and demonstrates a serious commitment to transparency.”
“Providing Ghanaian firms with access to an international compliance credential and training has greatly enhanced the impact of our USAID Supply Chain Development Program,” said Harry Pastuszek, Vice President of PYXERA Global. “We are delighted to be working with TRACE on this initiative and look forward to expanding the pilot program to other countries.”
To learn more about this event and initiative, please contact Virna Di Palma at [email protected]
TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated are two distinct entities with a common mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide by supporting the compliance efforts of multinational companies and their third party intermediaries. TRACE International is a non-profit business association that pools resources to provide members with anti-bribery compliance support while TRACE Incorporated offers both members and non-members customizable risk-based due diligence, anti-bribery training and advisory services. Working alongside one another, TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated offer an end-to-end, cost-effective and innovative solution for anti-bribery and third party compliance. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org.