MCC Ltd. set out the rules via this document in issues of anti-bribery and corruption in the UK.
If any employee, sub-contractor or agent does not abide by the company’s policy on bribery and corruption for whatever reason it may result in termination of employment or working relationship.
Bribery – The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties.The expectation of a particular voluntary action in return is what makes the difference between a bribe and a private demonstration of goodwill. To offer or provide payment in order to persuade someone with a responsibility to betray that responsibility is known as seeking Undue Influence over that person’s actions. When someone with power seeks payment in exchange for certain actions, that person is said to be peddling influence. Regardless of who initiates the deal, either party to an act of bribery can be found guilty of the crime independently of the other.
Corruption -. An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. It includes bribery, but is more comprehensive; because an act may be corruptly done, though the advantage to be derived from it be not offered by another. Merl. Rep. h.t.
To note an individual who engages in activities that are against the bribery & corruption law may face up to 10 years in prison / and or unlimited fine. The company who the individual is associated with namely Medical Collation and Chronology ltd. could also face Government sanctions and unlimited fines.
Any employee, subcontractor or agent should act in accordance with the following provisions:
- Report anything that is thought or is contrary to this policy or the laws contained within it.
- Have a clear distinction between private interests and those of MCC Ltd. to avoid conflict of interest – If in doubt consult Kerry Barker immediately
- Do not misuse resources and use the resources available to the best intentions for MCC Ltd
- Behave with integrity, trust and honesty
- Any community, sponsorship, charitable donations do not constitute as bribery – If in doubt consult Kerry Barker
- Do not offer or accept bribes
- Do not receive gifts or hospitality to or from clients, contractors , suppliers, public officials or public authorities – without prior written consent from Kerry Barker – If in doubt consult Kerry Barker
Gifts - A voluntary transfer of property or of a property interest from one individual to another, made gratuitously to the recipient. The individual who makes the gift is known as the donor, and the individual to whom the gift is made is called the donee.
If a gratuitous transfer of property is to be effective at some future date, it constitutes a mere promise to make a gift that is unenforceable due to lack of consideration. A present gift of a future interest is, however, valid.
Hospitality – Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests.2. An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests.
- Not to engage in ‘facilitation payment’ – offer of money to any public official in order to speed up service or gain improper advantage. If in a situation of facilitation payment inform Kerry Barker and refuse the payment.
The legislation of bribery and corruption applies to all activities of UK based businesses no matter where they are carried out in the world. Therefore this applies to all activities worldwide independent of the local law, practice or custom.
MCC Ltd. will not knowingly at any time breach any of the legislation and will adhere to the policies set out. We have adequate procedures in place to prevent any compromise of legislation.
As an employee, subcontractor or agent you have an individual obligation to actively prevent bribery and corruption in MCC Ltd.