8th July 2020, Nairobi, Kenya
Farwell Innovations Limited, a software development and eLearning company, is listed as a company committed to integrity in the inaugural Integrity Index by the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK). The Index features companies based in Kenya, that have a track record in working with integrity with multinational organisations and BCCK members
The Index is part of the Business Integrity Initiative (BII) pilot programme, which is run by BCCK in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Kenya. The BII provides practical guidance on navigating integrity challenges and provides a range of platforms to increase peer-to-peer private sector engagement. It also works with the Kenyan authorities to promote improvements to local market conditions.
“Farwell Innovations Limited has as defined as its core values integrity and transparency. It is therefore a proud moment for us to be formally recognised not just locally but internationally as being a company that upholds the very highest ethical standards in business” said Angela Nyabera MD and Co-Founder.
The Index features 27 companies that completed the nomination and self-assessment process. They are drawn from across 10 different sectors and vary in size from three to 3,000 employees. Companies were assessed on their track record of working with UK and International companies, as well as their documented policies and procedures
The BCCK has also launched a report on the Index, which details the practical measures being taken by companies on the Index. These are all linked to the BII’s six integrity principles; proportionate procedures, top level commitment, risk assessment, due diligence, communication and training, monitoring and review.
Farida Abbas, CEO, BCCK says, “We are excited to recognise efforts that these companies are making to run ethical and trusted businesses. We hope that this Index will provide long term benefits to all the featured companies. A listing on the Index is external recognition of the efforts being made to run a trusted and ethical business. We aim to prove that ethical business pays. So, we will be signposting these businesses to any UK organisations looking to partner with Kenya-based companies.”
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About Business Integrity Initiative
The BII is run by the BCCK in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Kenya is one of the three global pilot markets to test how the UK government may best deliver support to international SMEs in these environments and help them navigate integrity issues including corruption, bribery and human rights.
Our work starts with a structured approach to identifying integrity issues. This informs our practical information and guidance on navigating integrity challenges and building increased engagement between Kenyan and international companies. We have delivered this to our pilot cohort of companies through a series of forums, webinars and peer-to-peer engagements.
We have worked with eternal stakeholders such as Control Risks Group, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), PwC, KPMG and the UK’s Business Integrity Hub.
About Farwell Innovations Limited
Farwell Innovations Limited as a dedicated software development organization. Since the inception of Farwell in 2011, we have worked in 18 countries across Africa delivering high quality ICT consultancy services, software solutions and eLearning that are designed to add value to our customers businesses.
In addition, we develop corporate websites as well as bespoke business portals designed to enable businesses run efficiently by automating their processes and generating key data to facilitate decision making. We will take time to understand what you do and the objectives you wish to meet through web solutions and then create a strategy to enable you meet these objectives.
We also developed the Gumzo chat platform specifically built to power internal communications for companies with staff spread out in different physical locations. Gumzo serves to keep you connected to your team and have real time chats on your company’s own secure chat platform.