6. Information and Confidentiality
Information received by employees, contractors or agents of the Company will not be used for any personal gain, nor will it be used for any purpose beyond that for which it was given.
The Company will always ensure that it complies with all applicable requirements of data protection legislation (including, but not limited to, the Data Protection Act 1998) in force from time to time.
7. Shareholders and Investors
The Company, its officers, employees and representatives, and its subsidiaries are committed to ensuring that no act or omission which is within their power and which would have the effect of deliberately, negligently, or recklessly misleading the shareholders, creditors, or other investors in the Company occurs.
8. Suppliers and Partners
8.1 The Company expects all suppliers and partners to work towards and uphold similar ethical and moral standards.
8.2 The Company will investigate the ethical record of potential new suppliers before entering into any agreement. Further, the Company reserves the right to request information from suppliers regarding the production and sources of goods supplied.
8.3 The Company reserves the right to withdraw from any agreement or other arrangement with any supplier or partner who is found to have acted in contravention of the spirit or principles of this Ethical Policy.
9. Bribery and Corruption
9.1 The Company is fundamentally opposed to any acts of bribery and to the making of facilitation payments as defined by the Bribery Act 2010.
9.2 Employees and any other persons associated with the Company such as agents, subsidiaries, and business partners are not permitted to either offer or receive any type of bribe and/or facilitation payment.
9.3 All employees are encouraged to report any suspicion of corruption or bribery within the Company in accordance with the Whistleblowing Policy.
9.4 Should any employee or associated person be in doubt when receiving or issuing gifts and hospitality, he/she must refer to the Gift and Hospitality Policy.
9.5 The Company uses its reasonable endeavors to implement the guidance principles on bribery management that are published, from time to time, by Secretary of State in accordance with Section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010.
9.6 If an employee or associated person is found guilty of giving or receiving a bribe, he/she will be personally criminally liable and may be subject to disciplinary action.
9.7 Anyone found guilty of bribery, will be responsible for bearing any related remedial costs such as losses, court fees or expenses.