Ottawa: David Pratt, Principal of DPA, is pleased to announce that his firm recently completed TRACEcertification, a comprehensive due diligence review and analysis carried out by , the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization.
“We are delighted to be TRACE Certified,” said Pratt. “It takes considerable time and effort, but it is well worth it. TRACEcertification simplifies the screening process that many companies conduct prior to engaging our services by offering a streamlined review based on the highest international standards and allowing us to share our TRACE Certified Due Diligence Report with an unlimited number of potential business partners. It provides a substantial measure of confidence, reassurance and clarity to our clients and testifies to our willingness to uphold very high ethical standards in our daily interactions with other businesses and government.”
Certification by TRACE signifies that an entity has completed internationally accepted due diligence procedures and has been forthcoming and cooperative during the review process. The successful completion of TRACEcertification demonstrates a commitment to commercial transparency, allowing the certified entity to serve as a valued business partner to multinational companies.
“Completing TRACEcertification offers a valuable business advantage – recognition in the compliance community for having successfully completed the gold standard of due diligence,” said TRACE President Alexandra Wrage.
“I would definitely encourage other government relations companies to become TRACE Certified,” said Pratt. “TRACEcertification helps to further professionalize the business of lobbying and marketing to government especially in sensitive areas such as defence and security.”
TRACE is a globally recognized anti-bribery business organization and leading provider of cost-effective third-party risk management solutions. Members and clients include hundreds of multinational companies headquartered worldwide.
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