We always make sure we are
free from bribery and corruption –
so people know our decisions are
made for the right reasons.
What we stand for
We believe in always doing our business legally and ethically.
So we never offer or accept bribes, or participate in any kind of
fraudulent or corrupt practice, even when not to do so would
clearly result in commercial loss.
We avoid political donations and giving or receiving money, gifts
or favours that could influence someone’s decision or be open
to misinterpretation. We understand that offering or accepting
proportionate hospitalities is fine.
We win projects fairly – even if others play unfair.
Our principle is to respect the traditions and cultures of the
countries and communities in which we work, always applying
the highest ethical standards and rejecting illegal activities.
Payments to public officials to carry out or speed up a process
('facilitation payments') are prohibited – but we understand that
we should not put our lives, liberty or property at risk. If we feel
coerced or extorted into making a payment we report the
payment to our manager and local Compliance Officer as soon
We will not penalise anyone for refusing to pay a bribe, make a
facilitation payment or engage in any form of fraudulent or corrupt
activity, even if that refusal results in a loss of business to us.
We believe prevention is better than cure and have the right
procedures in place. If we have any doubts about what we should
do, we speak to our manager or Compliance Officer.
Why it is important
- We are strongly committed to enhancing ethical practices
- Even if a bribe might be ‘customary’ and help obtain or retain
a contract, any corrupt activity could seriously damage our
business and our reputation.
- The legal consequences of non-compliance, including large
penalties and/or imprisonment, are too high to be ignored.