Bribery is a criminal offence. The Company prohibits any form of bribery. We require compliance, from everyone connected with our business, with the highest ethical standards and anti-bribery laws applicable. Integrity and transparency are of utmost importance to us and we have a zero tolerance attitude towards corrupt activities of any kind, whether committed by employees or by third parties acting for or on behalf of the Company.
It is prohibited, directly or indirectly, for any employee or person working on our behalf to offer, give, request or accept any bribe i.e. gift, loan, payment, reward or advantage, either in cash or any other form of inducement, to or from any person or Company in order to gain commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for the Company, or in order to gain any personal advantage for an individual or anyone connected with the individual in a way that is unethical.
If we suspect that you have committed an act of bribery or attempted bribery, an investigation will be
carried out and, in line with our disciplinary procedure where appropriate, action may be taken
against you which may result in your dismissal, or the cessation of our business arrangement with
If you, as an employee or person working on our behalf, suspect that an act of bribery or attempted bribery has taken place, even if you are not personally involved, you are expected to report this to the Director. You may be asked to give a written account of events.
Staff are reminded of the Company’s Whistleblowing Policy which is available in this Employee Handbook.
E) GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY
We realise that the giving and receiving of gifts and hospitality as a reflection of friendship or appreciation where nothing is expected in return may occur, or even be commonplace, in our industry. This does not constitute bribery where it is proportionate and recorded properly.
No gift should be given nor hospitality offered by an employee or anyone working on our behalf to any party in connection with our business without receiving prior written approval from the Director.
Similarly, no gift or offer of hospitality should be accepted by an employee or anyone working on our behalf without receiving prior written approval from the Director.
F) RECORD KEEPING
A record will be made by the Director of every instance in which gifts or hospitality are given or received.
As the law is constantly changing, this policy is subject to review and the Company reserves the right to amend this policy without prior notice.
Changes to our Anti-Bribery Policy
Any changes to our anti-bribery policy in the future will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.
If you have any questions about this policy or how we process your personal data please contact us at email@example.com or by post to
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Bribery Act 2010 – Guidence
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