In Moldova, corruption is a reality of life for both individuals and companies. Most small companies encounter corruption in some fashion, but not all industries are equal. Generally, the more exposed your industry is to regulation the higher the risk of encountering corrupt officials or other threats.
In AIM, our companies stand together to advocate for a future in Moldova without corruption. We believe that all individuals and companies have a right to a level playing field and a rules based system. In order for any of us to prosper, we need a growing economy. In turn, that means a country without mass migration, brain drain and isolation from the rest of the world. Corruption is the source of all these problems, from unfair competition to migration, and as such AIM is dedicated to fighting corruption affecting small business.
Right now, we are developing various initiatives in this area and will soon publish more information about them. But our first, and most important step, is to declare the values we support. In order to do this AIM has partnered with Zona Zero (website, facebook) to promote a values based clean business environment. We encourage all companies to become Zona Zero members by declaring their place of business to be one free of corruption, and respecting the rule of law. By publicly making this declaration, through posted signs and indications to partner companies, we spread the word that together we desire to live in a country free of corruption. Join Zona Zero today.