Reputation is critical to our commercial success and the very existence of our business in the short and long term. A new significant piece of legislation is introduced on 1st July 2011 - The Bribery Act 2010.
Boulting has zero tolerance of any acts of bribery carried out by any of its workers, subcontractors, suppliers, clients or overseas projects, i.e. via 3rd party agents.
We take the view that in all our business dealings we act professionally, fairly and with integrity.
Our policies and procedures in all these areas have been updated, where necessary, to reflect the requirements of this legislation. In the main this is covered in our Business Ethics and Principles Policies , which can be found on our website at:www.boulting.co.uk/uploads/Documents/Business Ethics.pdf
Corporate hospitality or promotional expenditure which is proportionate and reasonable given the sort of business we do is allowed. However, all such expenditure has to be authorised by a Director/Line Manager and the monetary Value is limited per year per individual.
The Board of Directors takes responsibility for the policy and its implementation and will ensure that it is regularly monitored and reviewed.
Further information can be found at: www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/making-and-reviewing-the-law/bribery/htm
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