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Anti-bribery & Corruption

The Bribery Act 2010

 

The Charity expects its employees to demonstrate integrity and honesty in all aspects of their work and to exercise appropriate standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in all their activities. The Charity expects the same approach to doing business from its partners and suppliers.

 

Pursuant to this the Charity will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form and has a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to any breach of this policy. This means that the Charity and its employees will never seek, accept or give a bribe, facilitation payment, kickback or other improper payment.

 

We take appropriate steps to ensure that:

 

  • We do not, directly or indirectly, offer, promise, give, accept or demand a bribe or other undue advantage (including excessive gifts and hospitality) in order to obtain or retain business, or gain any other improper advantage.
  • We do not offer, nor give in to demands, to make illicit or illegal payments to agents, public officials (at whatever level), or the employees of partners or anybody else that we do business with.
  • We engage and remunerate agents and other third parties only for legitimate services and adopt appropriate transparency in our approach.
  • We promote employee awareness of, and compliance with, policies against bribery and corruption through appropriate dissemination of our own procedures in our staff handbook.
  • We do not make illegal or inappropriate contributions to candidates for public office or to political parties or to other political organisations.
  • We raise awareness of the need to combat bribery and corruption with our partners by publication of this Policy and (where appropriate) relevant contractual provisions and support initiatives designed to reduce the risk of bribery and corruption.

 

Mark Flannagan
Chief Executive