Based on our tried, tested, trusted approach to sustainability, we know good governance and integrity can be critical. Policies, processes and clear lines of management are not about box-ticking at Carillion. They ensure a level playing field and keep us on track.
They help us reduce risk and give clarity to staff, clients and contractors and they also help us meet and exceed regulations like the UK Corporate Governance Code (September 2014).
We have high expectations of those who work with and for us. Our integrity and reputation depend on each one of us acting with honesty and making good moral judgements. Our Group Ethics and Business Integrity Policy applies to every single Carillion business. It is overseen by the Business Integrity Committee of the Carillion plc board
Our policy is that everyone who works with Carillion, does so with high ethical and moral standards. This includes our people, our suppliers and our customers. Carillion holds the prestigious Investing in Integrity (IiI) Charter Mark, proving that we commit to acting with integrity at all times.
Our Business Integrity Committee oversees the implementation of the Group’s Ethics and Business Integrity Policy. The policy applies to all Carillion businesses. The Committee also monitors compliance with legislation such as the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the Competition Act 2006. It is supported by an Ethics and Compliance Office, and our Directors and senior managers complete annual compliance returns.
We maintain an Ethics and Business Integrity Response Plan, outlining our actions in the event of a suspected policy breach. It ensures investigations are conducted fairly and impartially.
We absolutely prohibit bribery or corruption of any kind. Our Disciplinary Policy mandates employees to report any suspected unethical behaviour. Gifts, hospitality and conflicts of interest must be declared and documented. Fraud is actively addressed through stringent internal audit. Independent representatives investigate any allegations and report outcomes to the Audit Committee.