The British Chamber of Commerce of Kenya (BCCK) promotes trade and investment links between Kenya and the United Kingdom (between the UK transition and the Kenya trade agreement). The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) within the Chamber together with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have launched the Business Integrity Initiative (BII) through a joint initiative. This is being run by the British Business Association of Kenya / British Chamber of Commerce of Kenya (BBAK-BCCK) and is mainly targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) because smaller businesses tend to be more vulnerable to bribery and corruption abroad, face specific challenges when exporting and need tailored support.
The Index only features nominated and vetted companies who embrace the following integrity principles.
BII’s integrity principles:
1. Proportionate procedures
2. Top level commitment
3. Risk assessment
4. Due diligence
5. Communication and training
6. Monitoring and review
We are proud to be able to say that Summit Recruitment and Search is one of the 27 organizations that are listed on the Integrity Index. This speaks to our commitment to integrity and our track record of working ethically with UK organisations and British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK) members. Additionally, we are members of the BCC which brings with it benefits of networking, information, advocacy, marketing, discounts, connections and market insights.
“Despite the headlines, there are many businesses in Kenya that are operating with integrity. They have made a conscious – and often tough – decision not to engage in corruption and bribery. It is important that we recognise these companies, particularly SMEs. The Integrity Index gives UK organisations and BCCK members a chance to appreciate their local partners. Working together, we can show that integrity delivers sustainable economic payback for everyone.” Farida Abbas, CEO, British Chamber of Commerce Kenya.