Eikon Group values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. It recognises that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in bribery will also reflect adversely on its image and reputation. Its aim therefore is to limit its exposure to bribery by:
2 THE POLICY
Eikon Group prohibits:
the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement
to or fromany person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company
any individual consultant, 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.
3 FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS
Eikon Group companies recognise that market practice varies across the territories in which it does business and what is normal and acceptable in one place may not be in another. This policy prohibits any inducement which results in a personal gain or advantage to the recipient or any person or body associated with them, and which is intended to influence them to take action which may not be solely in the interests of the Eikon Group companies or of the person or body employing or contracting with them or whom they represent. This policy is not meant to prohibit the following practices providing they are customary in a particular market, are proportionate and are properly recorded
Inevitably, decisions as to what is acceptable may not always be easy. If anyone is in doubt as to whether a potential act constitutes bribery, the matter should be referred to the local senior manager with responsibility for this policy before proceeding. If necessary, guidance should also be sought from the Compliance Officer.
4 PRINCIPLES RESPONSIBILITY WITHIN EIKON GROUP
The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery is the responsibility of all employees and consultants throughout the Group. Suitable channels of communication by which employees, consultants or others can report confidentially any suspicion of bribery will be maintained via the Anti-Corruption Reporting procedures.
Useful resource: www.transparency.org.uk for the Transparency Index
A fuller Policy and Procedures outlining all the principles of the Act can be requested from the Compliance Officer of the Eikon Group companies by emailing email@example.com.