How To Be Part

Civil Society Organization

The Integrity Initiative, Inc. (II, Inc.) is now a non-stock and non-profit organization incorporated in 09 July 2013 and supported administratively by the Makati Business Club (MBC) and engaged in a long-term private sector-led campaign to promote common ethical and acceptable integrity standards among various sectors of society. II, Inc. aims to promote honesty, transparency, and fairness in conducting business in the Philippines and is implementing a number of on-going projects that support companies in enforcing ethical business practices. The project’s lead implementers are the MBC, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Management Association of the Philippines, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.

II, Inc. aims to continue the activities that were initiated by Project SHINE, a four-year project funded by Siemens AG and the first undertaking of the Integrity Initiative which started in December 2010. The SHINE Project’s ultimate objective is a certification and accreditation system, like the ISO, that will provide competitive advantages to compliant companies. Companies will be audited, accredited, and certified based on compliance to ethical ways of doing business and strict integrity standards.

The Process Flow: First, we ask CEOs to voluntarily sign the Integrity Pledge. Second, we encourage the signatories to adopt the Unified Code of Conduct for Business (UCCB) – which is actually a harmonized version of codes of conduct of several companies in the Philippines. To a certain degree, it has been aligned with the principles of the APEC Code of Conduct and the UNCAC.   

bullet-list Tone from the Top
bullet-list Prohibit Bribery
bullet-list Best Practices
bullet-list Participation
bullet-list Control System

The Process Flow: First, we ask CEOs to voluntarily sign the Integrity Pledge. Second, we encourage the signatories to adopt the Unified Code of Conduct for Business (UCCB) – which is actually a harmonized version of codes of conduct of several companies in the Philippines. To a certain degree, it has been aligned with the principles of the APEC Code of Conduct and the UNCAC.   

bullet-list Tone from the Top
bullet-list Prohibit Bribery
bullet-list Best Practices
bullet-list Participation
bullet-list Control System

The third step is to ask signatories to undergo the Online Integrity Self-Assessment. It’s a diagnostic tool that will determine a company’s level of organizational integrity practices, particularly strengths and areas for improvement

bullet-list Diagnostic Tool
bullet-list Monitoring
bullet-list Needs Assessment

The next step is Integrity Validation, which will be done by an external body accredited by the Integrity Initiative. Learning interventions will be implemented to address the gaps based on the validated Integrity self-assessment results. Lastly, certification, which will allow a company to receive certain government incentives.

bullet-list External Review
bullet-list Address gaps through learning interventions
bullet-list Reinforce integrity habits

The next step is Integrity Validation, which will be done by an external body accredited by the Integrity Initiative. Learning interventions will be implemented to address the gaps based on the validated Integrity self-assessment results. Lastly, certification, which will allow a company to receive certain government incentives.

bullet-list External Review
bullet-list Address gaps through learning interventions
bullet-list Reinforce integrity habits

The next step is Integrity Validation, which will be done by an external body accredited by the Integrity Initiative. Learning interventions will be implemented to address the gaps based on the validated Integrity self-assessment results. Lastly, certification, which will allow a company to receive certain government incentives.

bullet-list External Review
bullet-list Address gaps through learning interventions
bullet-list Reinforce integrity habits

The Integrity Pledge

The Integrity Pledge is a formal and concrete expression of commitment by companies to abide by ethical business practices and to support a national campaign against corruption.  The pledge should be signed only by CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors,  Country Representatives, or other senior company officials to set the “Tone from the Top” and oblige all members of the organization to likewise behave with integrity and carry on their responsibilities ethically.  

Why sign the Integrity Pledge?
Beyond being a good corporate citizen and helping in national efforts to escape from the vicious cycle of corruption, companies signing the pledge will enjoy benefits that may initially include:

  • “Preferred Supplier” status for participating companies (for private and government contracts);
  • Hotline and Helpdesk to prevent, detect, and respond to corrupt and unethical business practices;
  • Recognition as “Clean or Ethical Companies” by the general public /media /customers /international community;
  • Perks and privileges from participating government agencies (e.g. “Super Green Lanes for BIR/Customs)

Qualifications for companies to sign the Integrity Pledge
Any company or organization, local or foreign, big or small, non-member of any organization may sign the pledge – as long as it commits that it will reform and operate its business ethically and with integrity.


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Contact Details

Partnerships for Integrity and Jobs Coordination Office

contact-loc     5/F Cambridge Centre, 108 Tordesillas Corner Gallardo Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227, Philippines

contact-phone      Phone: (632) 819-7530 / Fax: (632) 893-6198

contact-link    cgiangan.i4j@gmail.com