Resources Group takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to all of its activities.
Our Policy is based on the UK Bribery Act 2010 and it applies to our conduct both in the UK and abroad. Bribery is defined as “the giving, receiving, soliciting or promising of money, a gift or anything else of real or implied value as an inducement to do something that is dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust in order to secure business or a business advantage”.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, receive Induction Training at which our approach to bribery is explained, as are the principles by which we conduct our business, namely:
We will carry out our business fairly, honestly, openly and with integrity.
We will not make bribes, nor will we condone the offering of bribes on our behalf.
We will not accept bribes, nor will we agree to them being accepted on our behalf.
We will avoid appointing others to provide services for us or on our behalf who do not share these principles and who may harm our reputation.
We will keep clear and updated records.
We will make sure that all members of The Company and our business partners know our principles.
We will regularly review and update our programme and processes as needed.
We will at all times act with integrity and avoid conflict of interest and any actions or situations that are inconsistent with our professional obligations.
This Policy does not prohibit giving and receiving promotional gifts of low value and normal and appropriate hospitality. However, in certain circumstances the scale of gifts and hospitality may amount to bribery and all employees must comply strictly with our ethics policy in respect of gifts and hospitality. If in doubt, any such gifts or offers of hospitality should be agreed in advance with the Group Managing Director.
We will not provide gifts nor hospitality with the intention of influencing business decisions.Nor will we make, accept, facilitation payments or “kickbacks” of any kind. All employees must avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, that a facilitation payment or kickback will be accepted by us.
We do not make contributions of any kind to political parties. No charitable donations will be made for the purpose of gaining any commercial advantage.
Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of bribery at the earliest possible stage. No employee will suffer any detrimental action from us as a result of raising genuine concerns about bribery, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We will consider taking disciplinary action against anyone who fails to comply with the anti-bribery policy up to and including dismissal.