TSL’s policy has always been to conduct its business in a very honest and ethical manner and to protect the interests and reputation of ourselves our clients and our supply chain.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption [in all the jurisdictions in which we operate]. However, we remain bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.
A bribe is an inducement or reward offered, promised or provided in order to gain any commercial, contractual, regulatory or personal advantage.
Bribery and corruption are punishable for individuals by up to ten years’ imprisonment and if we are found to have taken part in corruption, we could face an unlimited fine, be excluded from tendering for, public contracts and face damage to our reputation. We, therefore, take our legal responsibilities very seriously.
In this policy, third party means, any individual or organisation you come into contact with during the course of your work for us, and includes actual and potential clients, customers, suppliers, distributors, business contacts, agents, advisers, and government and public bodies, including their advisors, representatives and officials, politicians and political parties.
This policy applies to all individuals working at all levels and grades, including senior managers, officers, directors, employees (whether permanent, fixed-term or temporary), consultants, contractors, trainees, seconded staff, homeworkers, casual workers and agency staff, volunteers, interns, agents, sponsors, or any other person associated with us, or any of our subsidiaries or their employees, wherever located.
This policy does not prohibit normal and appropriate hospitality (given and received) to or from third parties. The test to be applied is whether in all the circumstances the hospitality offered is reasonable and justifiable. The intention behind the hospitality should always be considered. If in doubt, please check with your relevant Manager or Director.
Maintaining our business ethics is at the heart of everything we do, and underpins the motivation of our people, our clients and our contract partners in working together to deliver First Class Projects.