The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011 with the principal aim of preventing acts of bribery and cleaning up business practices both in the UK and abroad.
The Bribery Act imposes a number of requirements and obligations upon businesses, particularly those dealing across borders and/or with public officials. Employees throughout the company are responsible for avoiding bribery, as are agents, subcontractors and other third-party associates.
This Anti-Bribery Policy is a key tool for employers in ensuring compliance on the part of their employees with the Bribery Act. The policy addresses important bribery-related matters including gifts and hospitality, payments to officials, and political and charitable donations.
This policy should form part of your staff handbook. By implementing this policy in conjunction with appropriate training at all levels and, where appropriate, in combination with related policies from Simply-Docs (including our Corporate Ethics Policy and Hospitality and Gifts Policy), employers can take significant and important steps towards ensuring that their business is in compliance with this important legislation.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.
This policy contains the following sections:
3. Consequences of Bribery
4. Responsibility for Compliance and Scope of Policy
5. Facilitation Payments
6. Gifts and Hospitality
7. Charitable Donations
8. Political Donations
9. Due Diligence and Risks
This Anti-Bribery Policy can also be found in the Business Folder in Legal and Business Forms, Bribery Act 2010 & Related Policies as well as in the Corporate Folder under Starting Up, Corporate Statement/Policies.
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