BRIBERY & CORRUPTION POLICY.
It is our policy to comply with the Bribery Act 2010.
We do not encourage paying a bribe specifically to:
- Get business
- Maintain business
- Gain a business advantage
And as such have put a procedure in place which must be adopted by all persons who are in
a position to give someone a financial or other advantage
- to encourage that person to perform their functions or activities improperly
- to reward that person for having already done so.
It also applies to those within the company who are in a position to accept, agree to receive or
request a financial or other advantage
- with intention of performing the function or activity improperly or resulting in it doing so, as a reward for improper performance of activity or function
We have adopted the following six principles during our strategic review and have
incorporated them within our management systems:
- Actions are proportionate to the size of our company and consistent with the UK market.
- As the Managing Director, I have been actively involved in implementing the system and
ensuring that all staff (especially key people), understand what will not be tolerated and
the outcomes should this occur.
- A risk assessment of bribery risks has been conducted and is reviewed and updated as
necessary, where we enter into any new business arrangements or new markets
- We will only engage trustworthy people in our business dealings and conduct due
diligence to gain this knowledge.
- This policy and procedures have been communicated throughout the company. A
statement relating to bribery and the disciplinary measures associated with it has been
- An audit of the bribery procedures is undertaken in line with our management system
Bona fide hospitality, promotional or other business expenditure will only be entered into
following discussion and agreement at Board level.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY.
We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to our
stakeholders ( customers, employees, regulators, investors, suppliers, the community
and the environment) are integral to our business and its’ success. We believe in being fair,
open and honest.
We operate an equal opportunities policy for all present and potential future employees.
There are safeguards in place to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and
without sexual, physical or mental harassment. We operate an ‘open door’ policy of access to
all of our top management including the Managing Director, the Sales Director and the
We conserve energy, water, paper and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or
non-renewable. Energy consumption associated with our premises and activities are our
greatest environmental aspect and as this also is our largest expenditure, we are constantly
reviewing it and implementing measures to reduce consumption. Paper is from recycled
source. We also evaluate our supplier chain with regards to their corporate and social
responsibilties with raw materials and fabricated goods.
We aim for sustainable development through re-use, recycling and reclamation and extend
this to raw material supply chain. We recycle and re-use products wherever possible. We
have recycling avenues for wastes and by-products from maintenance and servicing of
vehicles. We also buy recycled products and those which are the best environmental option.
We minimise releases of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds and other
substances with the potential to do damage to health and the environment. Having phased
out ozone – depleting products, we no longer purchase or use ozone-depleting products.
Our management programme checks noise emissions are within statutory requirements. We
then monitor them to ensure that they do not increase above permissible levels or to cause
We are committed to preventing pollution.
We recognise that transport associated with purchased goods adds to carbon footprint and
hence where we need to use suppliers that are not local, we will collate deliveries together to
minimise repetitive journeys. This also ensures that we maximise the socio-economic and
environmental benefits of goods and services purchased.
We support the welfare and rights of both our own employees and encourage our suppliers to
do likewise. Our approved supplier process ensures that we evaluate contractors and
suppliers of products and services so that we can control who we work with. Where we
discover that they are not adopting a corporate socially responsible attitude, adopting
responsible business policies and practices, are considered to be using unfair business
practices or are blatantly polluting the environment, we will cease trading with them.
We are committed to working with our customers to improve social and environmental
performance and to achieve best value – value for money.
All of our Buyers work closely with our suppliers to ensure that we purchase the best
environmental options available. We also consider end-of-life and life-cycle of materials and
products with view to them having a long life and being recyclable when no longer effective.