Posted on 9/20/2021 1:43 PM
Amazon India did not comment on the information, but said in a statement to AFP that it has “zero tolerance for corruption.” (Photo: Getty Images)
US e-commerce giant Amazon said on Monday that it has “zero tolerance for corruption” as reports in the Indian press indicate suspicions of attempted bribery by some of its lawyers in the country.
The specialized news site “The Morning Context” said, citing three sources, that the group had launched an investigation, after a whistleblower notified it that one or more of its lawyers in India had used legal fees to pay bribes.
Amazon India did not comment on the information, but said in a statement to AFP that it has “zero tolerance for corruption.”
“We take these allegations seriously, on which we are thoroughly investigating and taking appropriate action,” the group added in the brief statement.
India is an important market for Amazon, which has invested some $ 6.5 billion there since arriving in the country in 2013.