RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities. This policy sets out the Company’s position on preventing and prohibiting bribery and corruption in accordance with the Bribery Act 2010 (‘the Act’).
The Act came into force on 1 July 2011 and created a framework of four criminal offences:
The Act can be viewed using the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/contents7view-plain
The Company’s Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (‘the Policy’) sets out the key Anti- Bribery and Corruption principles which Company is committed to.
All Company employees, subcontractors and suppliers must comply with the Policy and it extends to all of our majority owned business dealings and transactions in the UK and in all countries in which RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd or our subsidiaries and associates operate. The Policy extends to the Company having proportionate procedures to ensure that all service providers (including subcontractors and suppliers) comply with the Company’s anti-bribery and corruption policies. Where the Company has a minority interest we will encourage the application of the Policy amongst our business partners including joint venture partners. It is essential that the Company conducts an effective process of due diligence prior to entering into significant business relationships and that we keep a record of this process.
Any breach of the Policy is likely to constitute a serious disciplinary, contractual and criminal matter for the individual concerned and may cause serious damage to the reputation and standing of the Company.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
The Company does not tolerate, permit, or engage in bribery, corruption, or improper payments of any kind in our business dealings, both with public officials and people in the private sector. Ethical behaviour is in the long term interests of our Company.
The Company is committed to the following key Anti-Bribery and Corruption principles:
Any concerns relating to a breach of the Policy should be reported to one of the following:
Implementation, Monitoring and Compliance
RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd will conduct risk assessments across its businesses on a regular basis and where relevant will identify employees or officers of the Company who are in positions where they may be exposed to bribery.
Further information and training on the Act and what it means for the Company will be issued to these bribery risk areas identified in the risk assessment. This training will be mandatory for those individuals identified in these risk areas.
General guidance will be cascaded through senior management and line managers and will be made available to all employees.
The Directors will monitor the adequacy of this Policy and associated processes and procedures on an annual basis.
Further information and guidance
This policy set outs the key principles which the Company must adhere to. Further relevant information and guidance about this policy can be found in the UK Ministry of Justice website:
Joint Managing Director
Issued: June 2023