Anti Bribery Policy
The Directors are fully committed to ensuring that Footprint Zero Ltd operates as an ethical organisation. Bribery or corruption in any form will not be tolerated. We expect our employees, and business partners to conduct business in a fair, honest and ethical manner at all times.
Footprint Zero Ltd prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement, to or from any person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company.
This applies to any individual employee or other person or body acting on the behalf of Footprint Zero Ltd. in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage in a way which is unethical, or in order to gain any personal advantage, financial or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.
This policy is not meant to prohibit practices that are proportionate and are properly declared and recorded including for example, normal and appropriate hospitality, or the use of any recognised fast-track process which is available to all on payment of a fee.
Inevitably, decisions as to what is acceptable may not always be easy. If at any time you are in doubt as to whether a potential act constitutes bribery, the matter should be referred to a Director. The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery is the responsibility of each individual working on behalf of Footprint Zero Ltd.
Footprint Zero Ltd operates a zero-tolerance approach to any attempts at bribery by, or of, its employees and associated persons and encourages all such individuals to report any suspected bribery activity to a Director. You will be fully supported if you make a report of suspected bribery in good faith even if, following an investigation, there is no finding that bribery took place.
In the event of any bribery activity being suspected, Footprint Zero Ltd will carry out a full investigation and if any bribery activity is discovered, may consider the matter under its disciplinary procedures, which could result in a finding of gross misconduct and immediate dismissal of a member of staff, or the termination of a working relationship with a business partner.