Casino Anti Bribery Policy
Casinochalk.com values its reputation and is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards . This is why we have a Casino Anti Bribery Policy.
The purpose of this Casino Anti Bribery Policy is to set out our policy in relation to bribery and corruption. The Policy applies strictly to all employees. Its also geared to our partners, agents, consultants, contractors and to any other people or bodies associated with Casinochalk.com .
Understanding and recognising bribery and corruption
Acts of bribery or corruption are designed to influence an individual to act in a way that a reasonable person would consider to be dishonest. We try in the Casino Anti Bribery Policy to show what these are.
Bribery can be defined as offering, promising or giving a financial (or other) advantage to another person. This is done with the intention of inducing that person to act or to reward them for having acted in a way which a reasonable person would consider improper.
Bribes are not always a matter of handing over cash. Gifts, hospitality and entertainment can be bribes if they are intended to influence a decision.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011. Under that Act, bribery by individuals is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/ or an unlimited fine.
A conviction for a bribery or corruption related offence would have severe representational and/or financial consequences for the organisation.
In CasinoChalk's Casino Anti Bribery Policy we will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form.
The organisation prohibits the offering, giving, solicitation or acceptance of any bribe or corrupt inducement, whether in cash or in any other form.
To or from any person or company wherever located, whether a public official or public body, or a private person or company.
By any individual employee, partner, agent, consultant, contractor or other person or body acting on the organisation’s behalf.
This policy is not intended to prohibit the following practices provided they are appropriateand are properly recorded.
Fast tracking a process which is available to all on the payment of a fee.
Providing resources to assist a person or body to make a decision more efficiently, provided that it is for this purpose only.
It may not always be a simple matter to determine whether a possible course of action is appropriate. If you are in any doubt as to whether a possible act might be in breach of this policy refer to the U.K. Serious Fraud Office ( COLP) .
The organisation will investigate thoroughly any actual or suspected breach of this policy.
Key risk areas
Bribery can be a risk in many areas of the organisation.
Excessive gifts, entertainment and hospitality can be used to exert improper influence on decision makers.
Facilitation payments are used by businesses or individuals to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action . The practice will not be tolerated or excused such payments being made.
Reciprocal agreements or any other form of ‘quid pro quo’ are never acceptable unless they are legitimate business arrangements.
Record keeping can be exploited to conceal bribes or corrupt practices. We must ensure that we have robust controls in place so that our records are accurate and transparent.
The COLP is responsible for all record keeping.
Employee responsibility and how to raise a concern
The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery or corruption are the responsibility of all partners and employees of the practice. If you become aware or suspect that an activity or conduct which is proposed or has taken place is a bribe or corrupt, then you have a duty to report this to the COLP without delay.