As an integral part of working with CSR, all companies must ensure economic sustainability by focusing on anti-corruption. For all companies, this means establishing a management system through which the company can document that is seeks to prevent all forms of corruption in relation to its business activities. Concretely, this means that the company should have the guidelines that prevent corrupt business practices in place, and that the company continuously assesses whether the guidelines are working.
The process for establishing a management system is well-defined through the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which can be used by all companies, not only multinationals. By implementing the management system, the company becomes transparent in its work to prevent all forms of corruption, thus increasing its credibility with regard the measures it is taking to ensure economic sustainability.
The elements that each business should relate to are defined in the UN Anti-Corruption Convention from 2004. Examples of what the restaurant industry should address in the effort to prevent corruption include the handling of political contributions, sponsorship and such, and guidelines for gifts and the prevention of nepotism.