Ha Noi, 28 September 2021 – Fifteen business associations with over 13,000 members have signed the Viet Nam Business Integrity Pledge to express commitment on corporate compliance and business integrity and transparency.
This was told at an online Business Forum in Ha Noi today by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the British Embassy in Ha Noi.
The Forum - “Culture of Business Integrity: Pathway to Sustainability and Success” - brought together nearly 130 representatives from businesses, government agencies, international organizations, experts, academia and press agencies.
Women play an increasingly important role in business, with female-owned enterprises occupying nearly 30% of the total enterprises and 32% managers of enterprises being women. The 15th member of the Business Integrity Pledge is the Viet Nam Association for Women Entrepreneurs.
On this occasion, the Advisory Group of Viet Nam Business Integrity Network - VBIN - made it first apperance. The VBIN is the first collective action initiative led by the private sector to promote a culture of business integrity and anti-corruption compliance. The mission of the VBIN is to mobilize collective efforts of the business community to comply with rules and regulations related to business integrity and to adopt good business integrity practices, thereby improve corporate governance, ensuring competitiveness and sustainability of Vietnamese businesses. Fifteen Government agencies and businesses, and 5 experts have joined the VBIN Advisory Group.