BCDM Code of Ethics Policy
Our Commitment to Ethical Operations
- This Code of Ethics does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and it may be amended at any time.
- As one of its core values, BCDM believes that integrity in its dealings with others is a prerequisite for sustainable business growth and successful, long-standing relationships.
- BCDM is committed to conducting itself fairly, honestly and lawfully in all its dealings with its employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, stakeholders and the communities in which it operates.
- BCDM will not tolerate corrupt behaviour by or on behalf of its employees, customers, suppliers, business partners or stakeholders.
- Through the strict application of internal rules, policies and procedures:
- BCDM prohibits practices which seek to increase sales other than through legitimate sales and marketing efforts;
- BCDM seeks to maintain the confidentiality of its employees’, customers’, suppliers’ and business partners’ commercial and personal information;
- BCDM employees, agents and other representatives are prohibited from giving or receiving money or gifts which could be construed as bribes;
- BCDM shall not knowingly assist any third party to evade the payment of tax that is lawfully due and payable
- BCDM seeks to conduct its business activities in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner;
- BCDM places high priority on the health and safety of its employees and others affected by its business activities;
- BCDM places a high priority on environmental, social and ethical issues, as well as value for money when procuring goods and services. BCDM expects suppliers to comply with all relevant legislation as a minimum, and at least be working towards best practice industry norms.
- BCDM prohibits modern slavery within its own business and expects its contractors, suppliers and other business partners (no matter where located) to do the same. BCDM reserves the right to require its contractors, suppliers and other business partners to provide assurance that neither they, nor their own suppliers, engage in any form of modern slavery.
- BCDM competes in its various markets vigorously, honestly and fairly in accordance with this Code of Ethics and competition laws applicable in the relevant jurisdictions. In particular:
- BCDM will not favour any one customer or supplier over another, other than on strictly commercial grounds;
- BCDM will not engage in restrictive trade practices or other forms of anti-competitive behaviour;
- BVCDM employees will not divulge without permission confidential or proprietary information relating to BCDM or its customers;
- BCDM employees will not seek to damage the reputation or standing of third parties, particularly our competitors.
- BCDM and its employees are required to comply strictly with this Code of Ethics and with all laws applying in the jurisdictions in which they operate. BCDM will take an extremely serious view of any breaches of this Code of Ethics and any proven breaches will lead to appropriate disciplinary action.
- Whilst all employees of BCDM are responsible for ensuring compliance with this Code of Ethics, the Directors are responsible for monitoring compliance and investigating possible breaches. All bona fide reports or complaints of non-compliance or of unlawful behaviour by BCDM employees (whether anonymously or attributable) will be appropriately investigated by the Directors.
- As a BCDM policy statement, this Code of Ethics is intended to be incorporated into the contracts of all BCDM consultants, agents, suppliers and business partners where relevant and appropriate. In addition, all relevant senior managers of BCDM are required to confirm annually in writing their understanding and acceptance of this Code of Ethics.
|Revision No.||Date||Author||Approved By||Changes|
|1.0||Feb 2020||F Alston||The Board||New Issue|
|1.1||Feb 2021||F Alston||The Board||Re-approval|
|1.2||Jan 2022||F Alston||The Board||Re-approval|