Anti-bribery Policy Statement and Objectives
Manitou Southern Africa is committed to conducting business in an ethical and honest manner and is committed to implementing and enforcing systems that ensure bribery is prevented.
Manitou Southern Africa has zero-tolerance for bribery and corrupt activities. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships, wherever in the country we operate.
Manitou Southern Africa will constantly uphold all laws relating to anti-bribery and corruption in all jurisdictions in which we operate. We are bound by laws of The Republic of South Africa, including the PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF CORRUPT ACTIVITIES ACT, regarding our conduct both at home and abroad.
Manitou Southern Africa recognises that bribery and corruption are punishable by imprisonment for a term which shall be not less than six months, but which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to a fine. If our company is discovered to have taken part in corrupt activities, we may be subjected to a strict fine, be excluded from tendering for public contracts, and face serious damage to our reputation. With this in mind, we commit to preventing bribery and corruption in our business and take our legal responsibilities seriously.
Definition of Bribery
Bribery refers to the act of offering, giving, promising, asking, agreeing, receiving, accepting, or soliciting something of value, or an advantage, so as to induce or influence an action or decision.
A bribe refers to any inducement, reward, or object/item of value offered to another individual in order to gain commercial, contractual, regulatory, or personal advantage.
Bribery is not limited to the act of offering a bribe. If an individual is on the receiving end of a bribe and they accept it, they are also breaking the law.
Bribery is illegal. Manitou Southern Africa employees will not engage in any form of bribery, whether it be directly, passively (as described above), or through a third party (such as an agent or distributor). They may not bribe a foreign public official anywhere in the world. They may not accept bribes in any form and, if they are uncertain about whether something is a bribe, a gift or an act of hospitality, they must seek further advice from the company’s Financial Manager.
As a Manitou Southern Africa customer/dealer we request that you:
- Not partake in any form of corruption or bribery and ensure that business decisions are not influenced through any improper or illegal payments, either through cash, gifts, travel or anything else of value (including intangible benefits).
- Refrain from presenting any invitations, gifts, or anything of value to Manitou Southern Africa employees with an intention to gain any form of influence.
- Disclose to Manitou Southern Africa any requests or pressure to provide bribes or any other kind of benefit in any form, either to public officials or any other parties, directly or indirectly, that may try to influence or provide an unfair business advantage.
- Avoid situations where your own interests conflict, or could conflict, with the business interests of Manitou Southern Africa.
- Notify Manitou Southern Africa, without delay, if you are aware of a conflict of interest, including if a Manitou Southern Africa employee has a financial interest in the customer’s/dealer’s company or is in any way related the customers’/dealer’s company.
Please notify Manitou Southern Africa of any suspected or confirmed bribery related activity by email: [email protected].
Manitou Southern Africa undertakes to ensure confidentiality of your report and personal details (in accordance with our Protection of Personal Information Policy).