LESSON 1 – Introduction
If you bribe (or attempt to bribe) another person, intending either to obtain or retain business for the company or to obtain or retain an advantage in the conduct of the company’s business this will be considered gross misconduct. Similarly accepting or allowing another person to accept a bribe will be considered gross misconduct. In these circumstances, you will be subject to formal investigation under the Company’s disciplinary procedures, and disciplinary action up to and including dismissal may be applied.
- Akata has a zero-tolerance for bribery and corruption in its business, worldwide.
- All countries in which Akata conducts business have laws that prohibit people and companies from engaging in corrupt conduct. Some of these prohibitions extend to cover bribes to private sector parties as well as government officials.
- Breach of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws could have serious consequences for Akata and its employees, officers, agents, representatives, and contractors.
- Akata expects that its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and any other party representing Akata, wherever they are in the world, will act ethically, honestly, with integrity, and in compliance with the law, and that they will not engage in any form of corruption or bribery.