Anti Corruption and Anti Bribery Statement
Van Extras Limited is dedicated to conducting business consistent with the highest standards of business ethics. We have an obligation to our employees, customers, suppliers, partners and others with whom we interact to be honest, fair and forthright in all of our business activities.
As a result, all suppliers, sub-contractors and partners are expected to conduct themselves honestly, fairly and with personal integrity. It is critical to our company’s stature to maintain high ethical standards by adhering to all UK laws and avoiding even the perception of impropriety or a conflict of interest. We expect our suppliers to maintain the same high standards of business ethics by adhering to all UK laws and avoiding the appearance of impropriety.
The Anti Corruption and Bribery Act came into force in July 2011 and Van Extras agrees wholeheartedly with the reasoning behind the introduction of the Act to firmly stamp out bribery. Bribery is unlawful everywhere, because it destroys the duty of loyalty and destroys trust. Moreover, bribery disrupts the operation of the global, market-based economy, because bribery displaces decisions that otherwise would be based on the merits, such as quality and price. Van Extras wins on the basis of innovation and productivity and therefore wins when markets operate effectively and efficiently.
In short, Van Extra’s own Anti Corruption and Bribery Policy is as follows:
Van Extras has a zero-tolerance policy of bribery, including facilitation payments.
Van Extras will not offer or accept gifts, hospitality or other inducements which encourage or reward a decision, or engage in any form of bribery.
Van Extras expects its sub contractors, partners and suppliers to be compliant with the Anti Corruption and Bribery Act.
Van Extras expects suppliers to comply with Van Extra’s Business Gift Policy which states generally business gifts are neither given nor received. If on an occasion gifts are given or received they will be reasonable and proportionate.
Suppliers shall not engage in price fixing, price discrimination, collusive bidding practices, or unfair trade practices in violation of any antitrust laws.
Suppliers are kindly requested to assist us by contacting one of the Directors at Van Extras to report any known or suspected improper behaviour relating to their dealings with Van Extras, or any known or suspected improper behaviour by Van Extras employees. The relevant director will respond confidentially and impartially. Van Extras will not tolerate any retaliation or discrimination against anyone who has, in good faith reported misconduct or sought help regarding known or suspected violations of our code of practice of the Anti Corruption and Bribery Act.
Public Liability Insurance
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Health and Safety Policy
Here at Van Extras, we firmly believe that Health and Safety is a key priority and should be at the forefront of everything we do. As such, we are always committed to making continuous improvements to our company practices in order that our employees, customers and everybody else we come into contact with are operating in a safe environment. An overview of our company Health and Safety policy is available to view in pdf format by clicking here.
Here at Van Extras, we are wholly committed to being a green company and as such we always strive to operate in such a way that we have minimal impact on the environment. As an environmentally responsible company, we take full accountability for how all of our working practices may impact upon the environment. We are always looking to make positive changes to the way in which we operate. We ensure that all of our suppliers and the products we procure conform to the highest environmental (as well as ethical) standards. We will take steps to avoid suppliers who do not meet our standards and we will never knowingly compromise our policy. Our full Environmental policy is available upon request by contacting us.