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We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted by bribery and corruption. This policy is integral to that effort and we are all bound by it.
Strict laws prohibit or limit the giving of any type of gift or offering of any type of hospitality to government officials.
Violations of these laws may result in harsh penalties such as fines, suspension, permanent disqualification from competing for government contracts and even criminal prosecution of the organisation and/or individuals.
In many cases, conduct that is acceptable in the private sector may violate gift and hospitality laws governing business relationships with governmental agencies.
Offering a gift or hospitality of any value to a government official that is intended to induce or reward that official for the performance of an official action may be a bribe and is strictly forbidden.
The laws around offering gifts and hospitality to government officials are strict and complex. This policy sets out suggested systems and controls around offering gifts or hospitality to government officials.
While local laws vary, generally ‘gift’, ‘hospitality’ and ‘government official’ are broadly defined as:
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