MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE:
“At John Hogg we are committed to running our business legally and ethically. Our Code of Ethics outlines the behaviour we uphold as a company to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity. It underpins everything we do.
We are proud of the way we do business and do not tolerate, permit, or engage in bribery, corruption, improper payments, or unethical practices of any kind, anywhere in the world.
We have introduced our anti-bribery policy to reinforce this stance and to give clear guidance to our employees and business partners, so that, when they carry out our business, their behaviour is beyond reproach.”
1. ABOUT THIS POLICY
This policy sets out what we must do to help prevent bribery in all its forms. A bribe may include any payment, gift or benefit that is offered with the purpose of influencing a decision in order to gain a commercial or personal advantage.
Bribes usually take the form of improper payments or personal ‘commissions’. They can, however, take on many different shapes and forms, such as tickets for major sporting events or political donations.
2. WHO MUST COMPLY WITH THIS POLICY
This policy is mandatory for all of our employees and should act as a clear guide to all the agents, distributors, suppliers, contractors and consultants working on our behalf anywhere in the world, collectively known in this policy as business partners.
It is important that you take time to familiarise yourself with this policy and comply with it. The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery in any form is the responsibility of all John Hogg employees. The channels for reporting any suspicion of bribery are detailed later in this policy. Any failure to comply with this policy will be treated seriously and may result in disciplinary action.
3. HOW TO COMPLY
You must read and abide by the terms of this policy together with our Code of Ethics. Training will also be provided for all employees, relevant to their role in the company.