We are globally compliant with British Standard 10500 for anti-bribery management and gain certification for those parts of the business where it is necessary. BS 10500 will be translated as an international standard in late 2015.
We provide clear guidance on what we expect of every staff member though a core set of communications. These help our employees understand our approach to ethics and how we comply with laws, regulations and company procedures that apply to our activities.
Every new member of staff receives a copy of our ‘Business ethics – getting it right’ booklet and ethics forms a mandatory component of the induction process and ongoing professional development training.
We use experienced country managers to help identify and mitigate potential bribery and corruption risk and carefully select who to work with.
An externally-administered confidential helpline and confidential reporting systems ensure that our staff can report any suspicious behaviour without fear of prejudice. Details are readily available on our global staff intranet.
Members of our executive board continue to show strong industry leadership on ethics, participating in the UK Anti-Corruption Forum, Transparency International and the Institute of Business Ethics.