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1. POLICY STATEMENT
1.1 It is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. The Company's board of directors (the "Board") is committed to establishing the highest standards and promotion of good practice in bribery prevention as a reflection of its core values of integrity, corporate responsibility and transparency. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
1.2 We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. However, we remain bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.
1.3 The purpose of this policy is to:
(a) set out our responsibilities, and of those working for us, in observing and upholding our position on bribery and corruption; and
(b) provide information and guidance to those working for us on how to recognise and deal with bribery and corruption issues. This policy applies across all of the Company's operations at national and international level.
1.4 Bribery and corruption are punishable for individuals by up to ten years' imprisonment and if we are found to have taken part in corruption we could face an unlimited fine, be excluded from tendering for public contracts and face damage to our reputation. We therefore take our legal responsibilities very seriously.
1.5 In this policy, third party means any individual or organisation you come into contact with during the course of your work for us, and includes actual and potential clients, customers, suppliers, distributors, business contacts, agents, advisers, and government and public bodies, including their advisors, representatives and officials, politicians and political parties.
"Associated person" under the Bribery Act can be any person who performs services on behalf of the organisation, including: employees, agents, subsidiary companies and third party service providers, as well as potentially including joint venture or consortia partners. The first three offences under the Bribery Act 2010 (giving and receiving bribes and bribing FPO's) apply to individuals and corporates in the context of acts of bribery committed within the UK by any person or corporate; and to acts of bribery committed outside the UK by a person or corporate which has a "close connection" to the UK (broadly UK companies, UK partnerships, UK citizens or individuals ordinarily resident in the UK).
Any worker who commits bribery within the UK and all UK-based companies and any worker closely connected to the UK (irrespective of where the bribe takes place) will therefore fall within the scope of these offences.
The fourth offence under the Bribery Act 2010 is even wider, it will be enough for the person paying the bribe to be associated with a corporate which carries on its business or part of its business in the UK. This means that all companies and partnerships which carry on any part of their business in the UK will be caught by the Corporate Offence, regardless of where they are incorporated or formed and regardless of where the bribe takes place (so long as it involves an associated person).