The payment or receipt of a bribe in any form is forbidden. We will always compete on merit, win business fairly and work with reputable customers and suppliers. Not doing so risks our reputation, undermines the trust of our stakeholders and may expose the company and the individuals concerned to criminal prosecution. Regardless of local laws and customs, we must never pay or receive bribes. Facilitation payments made to government officials, clients or suppliers to get them to do something are also seen as bribes and are forbidden. It doesn’t matter how small the amount is or whether the company has benefited from the facilitation payment being made. Such payments are wrong. The rules apply directly to everyone in our company as well as to those who act on our behalf such as agents, consultants and our business partners.