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This section contains information and guidance to assist private sector businesses, charities and non-profit organisations in mitigating the risk from bribery and corruption.  It also provides links to other useful sources of information.

Non-regulated businesses may operate internationally, with customers or supply chains in many different jurisdictions.  While this undoubtedly brings many benefits, they should at all times remain mindful of the potential for exposure to bribery and corruption through these relationships, especially where third parties operate in high risk jurisdictions or sectors.

The private sector has a duty to ensure that business is conducted ethically and in keeping with both the spirit and the letter of the law.  It is incumbent on those businesses whose operations extend beyond our borders to take appropriate and proportionate steps to ensure the highest standards of ethics and governance in both their supply chains and their customers.  The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Strategy commits to providing comprehensive information and guidance to assist businesses to manage risk and meet their obligations under the legislation.

Charities, too, should ensure that they have adequate procedures in place to mitigate potential risks of charitable donations being used for the purposes of bribery or corruption.

Private sector organisations and charities can find additional help and guidance from the following sources:

Reporting suspected Bribery and Corruption

If Bribery or Corruption are suspected within your organisation, they should be reported.

You can report your concerns in confidence via the Reporting Form link on this page.

  • You can also report your suspicions to the Isle of Man Constabulary or Crimestoppers.  
  • Where your organisation has a policy or pathway for reporting concerns, this should also be followed. 

Where can I get advice and guidance about my employment rights?

If you have any questions in relation to whistleblowing and your employment rights, the Manx Industrial Relations Service can provide guidance and advice.

The Department for Enterprise also publishes a Guide to Employment Rights.  This provides a detailed overview of Isle of Man employment law and some other relevant legislation as at March 2022.