Sina Technology Zhang Zeyu
Anti-corruption, this is a serious and old-fashioned topic, but what kind of spark will it spark when it comes to an innovative Internet company?
Anti-corruption storm swept the Internet company
In December 2018, no one thought that Yang Weida, the president of the Big Youku Group, who was still speaking publicly only five days ago, was investigated by the police for reporting financial problems. Some media reported that it was because "this is the income and expenditure of the series variety", the amount involved may exceed 100 million.
"???!!!" The old leader Yu Yongfu sent a message on social media to express his shock. Ali University Entertainment stated that Ali has always had a clear attitude towards such incidents and never compromised.
In fact, Yang Weidong is not the biggest "tiger" in Ali's anti-corruption history. Almost every two years, an Ali executive will be investigated for corruption. In 2012, the former general manager of the cost-effective 阎利珉 was criminally detained on suspicion of “non-state staff accepting bribes”; in 2014, Wang, the former vice president of the Human Resources Department of Ali Group, was sentenced by the court for eight years and six months for accepting bribes of more than 2.6 million yuan. In prison, in 2016, the vice president of Ali Films and the general manager of the Taobao ticket, Kong Qi, was taken away by the police for corruption and bribery...
There is a “Corruption and Compliance Department” inside Ali, which is independent of each business line and only reports to the group CPO. The integrity investigation is “not capped”. There are even rumors that when Ma Yun handed over the department to the current CPO Jiang Fang, he promised that "Jiang Fang can investigate any Ali employee, including himself."
In July 2015, Liu Chunning, then vice president of Alibaba Group, was taken away by the police, but this time it was a report from the former owner Tencent. It is reported that Liu Chunning worked in Tencent for ten years and also served as assistant to the president of Ma Huateng. In the past, he was also regarded as Ma Huateng's love and confidant.
Ali Films announced that Liu Chunning was taking bribes during Tencent, and the investigation had no relationship with his positions in Alibaba and Alibaba Pictures. At that time, people familiar with the matter disclosed to Sina Technology that the main reason was that Liu Chunning was responsible for commercial bribery during the Tencent video copyright procurement period.
"We reported the corruption of the video department in the previous two years. In the process of police investigation, Liu was involved." Tencent's public relations director Zhang Jun also stressed: Tencent has always attached great importance to anti-corruption issues, and there are strict "high-voltage line" policies and The Sunshine Action System, regardless of any employee, will not be tolerated once it is committed, and serious cases will be sent to the public security department for processing.
It is reported that every Tencent employee will be informed of six "high-voltage lines" on the first day of employment. In the event of deliberate false accounting, receipt of kickbacks, leakage of company trade secrets, etc., it is dismissed from the post and transferred to the judiciary.
It is not just a big company like Ali Tencent. The anti-corruption storm has already permeated the entire Internet circle. The "Internet company's anti-corruption case list" published by the E-Commerce Research Center shows that from 2010 to 2019, there were 30 anti-corruption incidents in the Internet industry, and well-known Internet companies were involved.
Don’t be evil
In the endless anti-corruption storm, from the company executives to the ordinary employees, no one can escape.
On the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2016, Ali gave all employees a small benefit, and they can kill the company's gift moon cakes at a cost price internally, attracting many employees to participate. In order to ensure that the moon cake can be grabbed, there are five programmers who specially write scripts to "kill", but I did not expect this "smart" move, even brushed to 133 boxes of moon cakes, so that their work was lost.
After the matter was fermented, some netizens questioned whether the punishment for Ali’s expulsion was too heavy. After Ma Yun and other senior executives met in a special meeting, Jiang Fang issued an internal letter explaining that "if you can't maintain awe, but your own convenience and benefit are the primary considerations, then it will be a piece of watch." A seemingly inconspicuous little thing, deconstructing and defeating everyone's struggle."
Don't be evil, don't be small. This is a famous saying that everyone has learned, but in the face of private interests, the temptation of only one hundred yuan will make mistakes.
In December 2018, Baidu’s 55 disciplinary employees were all dismissed, simply because of multiple false reports of taxi invoices. This was originally Baidu's welfare for employees. After 9 pm, overtime employees can take a taxi for free. But some people use welfare to seek benefits.
Baidu wrote in the internal report that "many students still do this many times in the case of knowing that their behavior is false reimbursement, and they have seriously violated the company's rules and regulations and touched the bottom line of the company's professional rules." "Compliance with professional ethics It is the basic requirement for Baidu people to practice the 'simple and dependable' values."
There are even more incredible things happening in reality. In November 2018, today's headline employees were dismissed because they found the company's 16 kilograms of snacks. Insiders revealed that the Ethics Committee has repeatedly stressed that it is not allowed to take snacks to the home. This person is committing crimes in the wind.
How big is the impact of corruption?
From a few hundred to several billion, employee corruption has brought varying degrees of impact on the company, and even has an impact on the industry chain and the consumer side.
"The estimated loss is more than 1 billion yuan." In 2018, the damage caused by internal corruption in DJI is very heavy. This figure is more than twice the year-end benefits for 2017. "The loss of 1 billion is a net profit. We could have used it to make company development investment and employee benefits, but it was lost because of corruption."
Not only for the company, but also the impact of job corruption on the entire industry chain? In an open letter, DJI said that from the procurement of raw materials, the processing of semi-finished products, and finally to the parts available to the enterprise, even if the corruption of each link causes the procurement cost to increase by only 5%-10%, when the three-tier industrial chain reaches the enterprise, the cost The increase of 16%-33% in the invisible is shocking.
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Such a huge impact has also led many companies to start “double-layer protection” for internal and external. In the 2016 “Severe Case Six” group, more than 1,500 unscrupulous merchants were offline, and nearly 200 people were transferred to criminal justice. Ali also announced the permanent closure of 36 illegal shops.
After inquiring about the anti-corruption announcements of major companies, Sina Technology found that most of the anti-corruption information still comes from reports. Because of the collusion between the two parties, many people are not willing to cooperate with the investigation, which makes the company detect only the tip of the iceberg.
However, the difficulties will not kill the Internet people's determination to fight corruption. Liu Qiangdong once released "speaking words" at the internal training meeting, saying that "if the company suspects that you are greedy for 100,000 yuan, even if you spend 10 million investigations and evidence, you must I will find out for you."
In order to prevent and investigate corruption as much as possible, Internet companies can be described as surprising.
In May this year, the company’s management representatives and party members visited the Haidian District Detention Center in Beijing.JingdongHe also organized a visit to the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center to allow employees to be aware of corruption crimes.
At this year's Jingdong Retail Sub-Group Partner Conference, in addition to the speeches of Xu Lei and the leaders of the business line, in the face of many suppliers on site, the person in charge from the Internal Control and Compliance Department also gave a speech, detailing Jingdong’s handling of corruption. At that time, insiders told Sina Technology that the anti-corruption related content appeared in the Jingdong meeting has become the norm.
It is reported that Jingdong's internal control compliance department reports directly to the CEO of Jingdong Group. No department or individual can intervene or restrict. In order to improve the enthusiasm of employees, it not only provides protection and reward system for reporters, but also for employees who refuse to accept bribes. 50% of the amount rejected.
Drip is also in the process of investigating violations, but also to assess the "Sunshine Orange" as an excellent model to commend, according to the severity of the fraud case and the loss of recovery, can give the reporter a cash reward of up to 100,000 yuan.
The picture above is the anniversary of Liu Qing’s award to three “Sunshine Oranges” at the end of 2017. Liu Qing said at the time, “This photo must help me to wash it out. It’s very memorable. I want to put it on it. At the desk."
Anti-corruption is not just a matter of several companies that need to make efforts, but also the whole industry should work together to fight bad behavior. In February 2017, Jingdong took the lead and joined forces with Tencent and Baidu.Millet14 companies including the US Mission and the Criminal Law Science Research Center of Renmin University of China jointly launched the “Sunshine Integrity Alliance”. According to the official website, more than 280 companies have joined the alliance.
According to the Alliance Declaration, if employees of a member company violate professional ethics, they will be rejected after entering the list of untrustworthy and then going to any of the other companies.
In addition to being dismissed by the company, what kind of punishment will the corruption crime face at the legal level? Peng Xinlin, deputy director of the China Criminal Law Institute of Beijing Normal University, said that between 2014 and 2017, there were 15 crimes in private enterprise corruption crimes, the most important of which were unit bribery, job embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, Non-state staff accepting bribes and bribery.
All of the above problems touch the Criminal Law. Once the offense is violated, penalties of different durations and different amounts will be imposed according to the amount or the seriousness of the circumstances.
In the event that an employee is involved in the collection of a bribe, such a situation is suspected of a crime of accepting bribes by a non-state employee. Cui Zhidan, a partner of Beijing Daokete Law Firm, said that according to Article 163 of the Criminal Law, staff members of companies, enterprises or other units use their conveniences to obtain other people’s property or illegally accept other people’s property for others. If the amount is large, it shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than five years or criminal detention; if the amount is large, it shall be punished by imprisonment for more than five years, and the property may be confiscated.
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Will there be multiple specific sentences? According to the information of the China Judgment Document Network, the Xihu District People's Court of Hangzhou recently conducted a first-instance criminal judgment. Liu Qingnan, the commercial manager of the Ants Jinshang (Hangzhou) Network Technology Co., Ltd., was arrested by the public security organs for accepting bribes. He was sentenced to nine years in prison and confiscated property of RMB 1 million.
Prior to this, Alibaba's former general manager, Li Lijun, was sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting bribes. Former director of Tencent was arrested for his crime of embezzlement and non-state staff accepting bribes. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison for several crimes. Baidu Ma Guolin, the former general manager of the Alliance Development Department, was sentenced to five years in prison for accepting bribes.
Just a moment of greed, the original good future was destroyed, and therefore faced with imprisonment, such a serious consequence is that no one wants to see.
“Some departments in the company have the power, not to serve the users, but to become rent-seeking tools. This completely violates the company’s basic values and culture. It is necessary to cut these rotten meats with the sharpest knife. I care what bird you are." Zhou Hongyi expressed his tough attitude towards anti-corruption in his circle of friends, and also reflected the firm determination of Internet companies.
Numerous cases are telling us that under the transparency of the Internet, the original underground transactions will become difficult to shape. And as the Internet anti-corruption storm becomes more fierce, it will also let more people know the consequences of corruption, thereby reducing the incidence of corruption.
Remember, behind the corruption, there are always eyes that are watching your every move.