Keeble Brown has a strict anti-bribery and corruption policy in line with the Bribery Act (2010). A bribe is defined as: giving someone a financial or other advantage to encourage that person to perform their functions or activities improperly or to reward that person for having already done so.
The Bribery Act 2010 makes it a criminal offence for an individual to bribe or receive a bribe in return for improper performance. Keeble Brown and its partner organisations can also commit an offence under the Act by failing to prevent a ‘person associated’ with the organisation from bribing in order to gain an advantage for that organisation.
Keeble Brown operates a zero-tolerance policy towards any instances of giving, offering, receiving or soliciting a bribe by an employee or partner organisation. Any employee found to bribe, attempt to bribe or receive a bribe from another person will be subject to internal disciplinary procedures. it is noted that a criminal offence under the Bribery Act 2010 could lead to up to 10 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.
Keeble Brown reserves the right to terminate any contract with third party organisations if there is evidence that acts of bribery have been committed. Keeble Brown’s anti-bribery policy is made clear in all of its contracts and it does not undertake business with organisations who do not support this policy