New NATO Building Integrity in Operations Handbook

  • 09 Jun. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 09 Jun. 2020 10:51

The Building Integrity (BI) toolkit now has a practical and effective learning tool – the “BI in Operations Handbook”. Its aim is to raise awareness of corruption risks and their impact on mission success, and to enhance professionalism and effectiveness across NATO and relevant national structures.

NATO Allied Command Operations developed the handbook in cooperation with the NATO Building Integrity team. It will promote a better understanding of corruption as a security risk among military and civilian staff at strategic, operational and tactical levels at the NATO Command Structure and NATO Force Structure as well as NATO Headquarters, Agencies, and in NATO member states and partner countries.

SHAPE’s Vice Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, highlights that this new tool is part of a wider programme of NATO endeavours to create a more comprehensive appreciation of the risks and impact of corruption on a military mission. He also points out that the handbook is in line with the NATO Code of Conduct and serves as a guide to maintain professional standards and ethical values, in line with best practices.