Arms Companies ‘Getting More Ethical,’ Study Claims – 27 April 2015

RT logoAnti-bribery laws have made British arms companies more ethical over the last three years, according to an NGO which has heavily criticized the industry in the past.

In its 2015 Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index, Transparency International UK (TI UK) found that all ten of the British companies assessed had improved their conduct, meeting the requirement to fit into the top three ‘bands’ of the index.

Included in the figures are some of Britain’s most prominent arms giants, including Babcock Industries and BAE Systems.

TI UK spokeswoman Katie Fish told the Independent the Bribery Act was probably a major factor in curtailing corruption among the firms.

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