ANTI-BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION POLICY
Ask Inclusive Finance Limited is committed to apply the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities. Every employee and individual acting on behalf of Ask if is responsible for conducting business honestly and professionally.
AskIf benefits from carrying out business in a transparent and ethical way and by helping to ensure that there is honest, open and fair competition in our sectors. Where there is a level playing, field AskIf can lead the market through innovation and by delivering excellent services to its customers.
AskIf does not tolerate any form of bribery by, or of, its employees or any persons or companies acting for it or on its behalf. The Board and senior management are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems to prevent, monitor and eliminate bribery, in accordance with the Bribery Act 2010.
AskIf has issued an Anti-Bribery policy in order to prevent and prohibit bribery and corruption. The Anti Bribery policy applies to all employees and they are required to familiarise themselves and comply with the policy.
A bribe is a financial advantage or other reward that is offered to, given to, or received by an individual or company (whether directly or indirectly) to induce or influence that individual or company to perform public or corporate functions or duties improperly.
Employees and others acting for or on behalf of AskIf are strictly prohibited from making, soliciting or receiving any bribes or unauthorised payments. As part of its Anti-bribery measures, AskIf is committed to engage only in transparent, proportionate, reasonable and legitimate hospitality and promotional expenditure.
A breach of AskIf anti bribery policy by an employee will be treated as grounds for disciplinary action, which may result in a finding of gross misconduct and immediate dismissal. Employees and other individuals acting for Ask if should note that bribery is a criminal offence that may result in up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine for the individual and an unlimited fine for AskIf.
AskIf will not conduct business with service providers, agents or representatives that do not support the firm’s anti-bribery and corruption objectives.
The success of AskIf’s anti-bribery measures depends on everyone playing their part in helping to detect and eradicate bribery. Therefore, all employees and others acting for, or on behalf of AskIf are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Whistle Blowing Officer Joanna Campbell. AskIf Board members will support any individuals who make such a report in good faith. AskIf does not hold any responsibility for contractors or agents whom act on their own initiative and do not comply with the firm’s anti bribery policy despite agreeing to do so, and reserves the right not to deal with any persons or firms who do not agree to the firm’s anti bribery policy. Acceptance of our policy is deemed as acceptance of compliance with the firm’s policy.