We have zero tolerance for fraud, violation, bribery or corruption. We promote transparent relationships with our business partners and we support working with integrity. We recognise the need to have systematic processes in place to support our commitment to the good practice enshrined in our code of conduct.
Using ISO 37001 as a guiding principle, a new standard to help organisations fight bribery and promote an ethical business culture, we have developed a strategy to take measures that strengthen our ethical practices across the business.
The standard specifies measures to help organisations prevent, detect and address bribery. These include adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing an individual to oversee anti-bribery compliance, carrying out training, undertaking risk assessments and due diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation procedures.
In 2018, we conducted anti-corruption training for our relevant departmental senior managers. In 2019, we have committed to training our Executive Committee on due diligence practices and anti-corruption policy development. The whistle blowing platform is intended to provide our employees with an opportunity to report instances of misconduct that violate our Code of Ethics. These practices will help us to reduce the risk of bribery and will enable us to demonstrate to our stakeholders that we have internationally recognised good-practice controls in place.