The reputation and the future of the EBRD depend on the Bank’s integrity. We are committed to promoting integrity, good corporate governance and high ethical standards in all business operations.
The EBRD's Office of the Chief Compliance Officer promotes good governance and ensures that the highest standards of integrity are applied to all activities of the Bank in accordance with international best practice. In particular, we deal with conflicts of interest, corruption, confidentiality and money laundering.
Financial integrity and due diligence are integrated into the Bank's normal approval of new business and the monitoring of its existing transactions, and we train and advise Bank staff members who are appointed as directors to the Boards of companies in which the Bank holds an equity interest.
The Office of the Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct both within the EBRD and also in EBRD-financed projects. Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer.
We maintain a list of entities and individuals which are ineligible to become a Bank Counterparty.
The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the EBRD's accountability mechanism. It provides an opportunity for an independent review of complaints from individuals and organisations concerning EBRD-financed projects which are alleged to have caused, or are likely to cause, environmental and/or social harm.
The EBRD's Anti-Corruption Report describes the Bank’s strategy to promote integrity and prevent fraud and corruption, and highlights the most recent measures taken.