1. Purpose of the policy
Bribery is a criminal offence. In summary Bribery is:
an inducement or reward offered, promised or provided to
- gain personal, commercial, regulatory or contractual advantage.
In relation to bribery, our Council’s stance is:
We do not, and will not, pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose.
We do not, and will not, accept bribes or improper inducements from anyone for any purpose.
We do not, and will not, use a third party as a conduit to channel bribes or encourage bribery in any way.
We have a zero tolerance approach to bribery and are committed to its prevention, deterrence and detection. We aim to maintain anti-bribery compliance “business as usual”, rather than as a one-off exercise, and our approach applies to everybody who is involved with the work of this Council, including:
- Suppliers and partners
- Customers and residents who deal with the Council.