Brickworks is committed to conducting business in accordance with high ethical standards, integrity and accountability.
The Brickworks Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy prohibits:
- any activity that seeks to bribe or otherwise improperly influence a public official in any country that differs from that official’s proper duties;
- the paying or receipt of secret commissions; and
- the making or accepting of facilitation payments or kickbacks.
It also sets the standards required of an employee in relation to the giving or receipt of gifts and hospitality.
All dealings with politicians and government officials which relate to Brickworks and its business activities are conducted at arm’s length and with the utmost professionalism. Donations to any political party, political candidate or elected official are prohibited as set out in the Brickworks Political Donations Policy.
Any concerns in relation to breaches of this Policy are raised through our Whistleblower Program.
Internal control systems and procedures are subject to regular audits to provide assurance that they are effective in countering bribery and corruption.
The Brickworks Board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this Policy is understood and carried out by all employees and associates of the Brickworks Group as part of its general duty to ensure that Brickworks complies with its legal and ethical obligations.
The Group People and Performance Manager has primary day to day responsibility for implementing this Policy and for monitoring its use and effectiveness and dealing with any queries on its interpretation, as well as taking action against employees or associates of the Brickworks Group if their actions do not comply with this Policy. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them are made aware of and understand this Policy.
All Brickworks employees are required to undertake annual training on the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy through an on-line learning platform. Completion of the module is tracked and reported internally.
Click here for the Brickworks Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy which sets out the guidelines addressing record keeping and employee responsibilities.