Category: News

09/06/2014 at 12:00 PM EST

APEC SME Ministers endorse Nanjing Declaration and achievement of its goals

APEC SME Ministers met in Nanjing, China on 5 September 2014. Their annual statement endorses the Nanjing Declaration to Promote Ethical Environments in the Medical Device and Biopharmaceutical Sectors (2014-2020) and the achievement of its goals. The statement also welcomes an announcement by the Philippines to host the 2015 APEC...

06/26/2014 at 10:42 PM EST

APEC Bulletin: Enhancing SME Business Ethics in the Healthcare Industry

26 June 2014 -- The relationship between healthcare companies and physicians is complex, presenting potential conflicts of interest that require oversight. Biopharmaceutical and medical device companies operate in a highly competitive market. As a result, some companies may seek an advantage by extending gifts or other inappropriate inducements to healthcare...

05/19/2014 at 12:00 AM EST

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade encourage wider adoption of codes of ethics

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade met in Qingdao, China on 17-18 May 2014. Their annual statement calls for wider adoption of codes of ethics in accordance with APEC principles. Excerpt: “We will continue to undertake actions to address the barriers that Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) face in trading in...

05/03/2014 at 3:40 AM EST

Welcome to the Business Ethics for APEC SMEs Initiative

The Business Ethics for APEC SMEs Initiative welcomes you to its new online portal to support the implementation of codes of ethics aligned with APEC Principles endorsed by APEC Ministers and Leaders. From here you may access general information and three additional websites for each sector covered under this initiative:...

10/08/2013 at 12:00 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry commends APEC efforts to develop ethics for businesses

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia on 7 October 2013. Excerpt: "When we talk about rules, predictability, and the sanctity of contracts, we cannot forget that corruption corrodes our markets by raising the cost of doing business, it brews uncertainty,...

10/06/2013 at 12:00 AM EST

APEC Ministers encourage stakeholders to implement APEC's principles for codes of business ethics

APEC Ministers met in Bali, Indonesia on 5 October 2013. Their annual statement encourages all stakeholders to implement APEC's principles for codes of business ethics. Excerpt: "We reaffirmed the importance and the need to enhance prevention and enforcement in addressing corruption, bribery and other financial crimes and illicit trade that...

08/31/2013 at 12:00 AM EST

Remarks by Prime Minister of Malaysia for APEC Train-the-Trainer Workshop Closing Ceremony

Delivered on 30 August 2013 by Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. See text here and video below.

08/26/2013 at 12:00 PM EST

APEC Fosters Code Of Ethics, Trains Ethics Champions in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 26th August - As one of initiative to tackles corruption issues in public and private sector, Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation organized Train-the-Trainer Workshop for Voluntary Codes of Business Ethics in the Medical Device, Biopharmaceutical and Construction and Engineering Sectors held at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA). This is the...

09/10/2012 at 12:00 AM EST

APEC Economic Leaders welcome efforts to promote APEC principles for codes of ethics

APEC Economic Leaders met in Vladivostok, Russia on 8-9 September 2012. Their annual declaration recognizes the efforts of the Business Ethics for APEC SMEs Initiative to promote voluntary, industry-specific APEC principles that support the elaboration of codes of ethics. Excerpt: "We will work together and with international and regional development...