This statement is made in regard to our business ethics and pursuant to The Bribery Act 2010.
Bribery in the context of this document is defined as “an offer or receipt of any gift, fee, reward or other advantage to or from any person as an inducement to do something in the conduct of Peppers business, which is dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust’.”
We believe that being a responsible and ethical business partner, employer, customer and supplier is not just a reaction to the challenges of legal compliance, but an important means of doing business and provides a clear market differentiator for the business, particularly in many developing regions.
The business ethics policy clearly defines what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable business practices. We demand compliance with this policy from all employees.
The business will conduct its operations ethically and we operate a zero tolerance approach to the making or receiving of bribes or corrupt payments, in any form. This type of conduct is absolutely prohibited whether committed by employees or anyone else acting on the Company’s behalf.
In order to ensure that all understands their obligations in relation to this policy, we carry out the following:
A breach of this Policy by an employee or business partner could result in the Company breaching the Act. An offence under the Act can result in the business being fined and would likely lead to negative publicity and serious damage to the reputation of the brand.