Since they often control decisions or processes that can affect our business success, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards when working with public officials and politically exposed persons.
Never offer gifts or business entertainment to public officials, or officials involved in public procurement
Ensure discussions and agreements involving public officials are fully documented
It is recommended to bring a colleague when meeting public officials
A politically exposed person or public official is:
We aim to protect employees and the company from potential conflicts of interest and corrupt payments. In particular, we:
It’s best to always bring a colleague when meeting public officials or politically exposed persons. This makes difficult situations less likely to arise and, if they do, you have someone to support you and confirm your version of events.
In addition, you should:
For more information, see our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Group Policy.
If you’re unsure what to do, speak with Group Ethics and Compliance or your local Ethics and Compliance Officer.