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Self-defence & the art of transparency

It must be galling for BAE to see yet more reports on the darker side of its deals – this time in South Africa. Especially after the Woolf Report, which made transparency and open-ness a key recommendation, and which was positioned as a clean break with the past.

But given that the Woolf Report is for BAE of ‘fundamental importance to how we do business now and in the future’, it is also a shame that there is so little indication of BAE’s involvement in corruption in its most recent Annual Report.