As a British business we pride ourselves on acting in a socially responsible manner. So this Anti Bribery Notice reflects the values of our company & all employees.
Tennants condemn bribery and in all its forms and will not tolerate it in our business. Not only are we committed to acting fairly and openly in all business matters. But we operate an anti bribery policy, that sets out a code of practice for all staff. As a result it ensures we follow UK laws and it provides us with methods to counter corruption.
On this webpage you will find details of what types of bribery concern us. And what steps we take to record, combat or reduce our exposure to its damaging effects.
Policy & Code of Practice
Bribery and corruption subvert the rule of law and it hurts everyone. If we are found to have taken any part in it, we could face unlimited fines or imprisonment. Not to mention damage to our reputation and exclusion from tendering. So it’s vital we identify it and set out how to stop it.
Types of Bribery
Any employee or party acting on our behalf must not:
- Engage in any form of direct or indirect bribery.
- Accept or give improper gifts or hospitality.
- Make a facilitation or kickback payment.
- Contribute to a political party or candidate.
- Pay an unauthorised donation to a charity.
For clarity, our bribery policy describes these acts and sets out how to respond.
Code of Practice
We encourage our staff to always do the right thing:
- Avoid actions that breach our policies.
- Report any policy breaches or concerns.
- Do not break the law for anybody.
- Record details of all gifts or hospitality.
- Ask a manager for help or advice if unsure.
And we ensure no-one suffers any detrimental treatment for refusing bribery.
Monitoring & Review
To ensure this policy remains compliant, it is reviewed annually by our company directors. In addition, it forms part of our induction process for all new employees. And we ask all staff to formally accept it as part of their yearly appraisal.
Similarly, our approach to corruption is communicated to all suppliers and partners. With our Company Secretary being responsible for monitoring its impact. Not to mention carrying out regular audits on our controls and procedures, to gauge effectiveness.