Anti Bribery & Corruption
Sonatest Limited and its subsidiary companies will conduct all business in an honest and ethical manner.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our dealings wherever we operate. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective measures to counter bribery and corruption.
Sonatest prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement to or from any person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company by any individual employee, agent or other person or body acting on Sonatest behalf in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for Sonatest in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.
This policy is not meant to prohibit the following activities, provided they are customary, proportionate and properly recorded:
- normal and appropriate hospitality
- ceremonial gifts at special occasions
- fast-tracking a process when it is available to all on payment of a fee
- providing resources to assist the person or body to make the decision more efficiently provided it is for this purpose only
This policy is applicable to all directors and employees of Sonatest and its subsidiary companies.
The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery is the responsibility of all Sonatest employees. Suitable channels of communication by which employees or others can report confidentially any suspicion of bribery will be maintained through whistleblowing procedures.
Sonatest will investigate seriously any actual or suspected breach of this policy, or the spirit of this policy. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action.