The Way We Work makes it clear that we do not offer, pay or accept bribes , no matter where we operate, no matter what the situation, and no matter who is involved. This position is further supported by our business integrity standard and procedure, which require employees, core contractors and associated persons acting for, or on behalf, of the company to not commit, authorise or be involved in bribery, corruption, fraud or other economic crimes.
We also provide clear rules regarding third-party benefits, managing conflicts of interest, facilitation payments; sponsorships, donations and community support, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and engaging third parties.
Our business integrity compliance programme, which is managed independent of our business’s operations, is designed to manage our compliance risks and regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions where we conduct our business.
We continuously evolve our monitoring and prevention programme so that it mirrors the risk profile of key assets and business activities and enables targeted intervention and awareness to prevent issues from occurring.
Fostering a Culture of Integrity
We know that our integrity – and our reputation for strong governance – hangs on the actions and decisions we make each day across our business. We are committed to a culture of transparency and encourage our employees, contractors and other partners, including community members, to speak up about their issues and concerns, either through management, our Human Resources or Ethics & Compliance, through our whistleblower programme or community complaints and grievance mechanisms.
We empower and equip our people to seek guidance when faced with a business integrity dilemma – both to prevent incidents from occurring, and to protect them and others from harm. This includes providing training to help build employees' awareness of possible issues, like bribery and corruption, and to help promote consistent instincts – and decisions – across the business.
Our confidential and independently operated multilingual whistleblower programme is available to all our employees and their families, contractors, business partners and communities.
It provides an avenue for people to share concerns about our business, or an individual's behaviour. This can include suspicion of violations of our policies, standards and procedures, human rights, safety, environmental, financial reporting, fraud or business integrity issues in general.
Concerns can be raised anonymously, but it is important to know that the content discussed and the right to anonymity may be subject to local laws.
If you have a concern, let us know.