This section has been designed for use where a bribery/corruption issue has arisen within an organisation or in connection with one of its business partners. It is not designed for use in cases where external prosecutorial agencies have become involved through dawn raids or otherwise. In all cases where such external agencies have become involved, please refer to dawn raids.
Neither is the guidance in this section intended to cover cartel behaviour, which involves separate rules allowing for the 'self-reporting' of the conduct to regulators under cartel immunity/leniency regimes.  Please also see further information on cartels.
When a bribery/corruption issue arises, you should give urgent consideration to the following topics: