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ISOQAR Registered & UKAS Management Systems

Certificate Number 8140

ISO 9001 | ISO 14001

Anti Bribery & Corruption Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this document is help the company carry out its business in an ethical manner and specifically to comply with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010 by setting out a clear anti-bribery policy. To achieve this:-

  • All employees and board members will be trained so that they can recognise and avoid the use of bribery by themselves and others;
  • All employees and board members will be trained to be vigilant and to report any suspicions of bribery, providing them with suitable channels of communication and ensuring sensitive information is treated appropriately;
  • All instances of alleged bribery will be investigated thoroughly and the police and other appropriate authorities will be assisted in any resultant prosecution;
  • The company will take firm and vigorous action against any individual(s), companies or organisations involved in bribery.

Scope

This policy covers all directors, employees and agents of the company and anyone else who may, from time to time, represent the company with the knowledge and permission of its directors.

Definition

The company prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement to or from any person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company by any individual employee, board member, agent or other person or body acting on the company’s behalf in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for the company in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.

Compliance

The company will carry out a risk assessment for bribery and corruption that will enable procedures and training to be put in place so that compliance with the objectives of this policy can be demonstrated and met.

What Are The Benefits Of Breaching This Policy

The Bribery Act 2010 makes provision for individual and corporate responsibility with imprisonment for up to 10 years and unlimited fines depending upon the nature of the offence for individuals and corporate fines that may be unlimited. All employees will be subject to our disciplinary procedures which could result in dismissal. There is also the possibility that criminal and or civil legal action will be taken. Those acting in a business relationship (including Agents, Suppliers and Contractors) with the company will have their business relationship terminated, the matter will be reported to the appropriate authorities and there is the possibility of criminal and or civil legal action.

M C Naylor,

Managing Director