Code of Business Ethics (COBE)
CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS A key element in Bernard Business Consulting (BBC) is our Code of Business Ethics (COBE). We implement responsible and ethical business policies and practices in all aspects of our operations: Standard of Conduct We conduct our operations with honesty, integrity and openness, and with respect for the human rights and interests of our employees. We shall similarly respect the legitimate interests of those with whom we have relationships. Obeying the Law BBC Group, directors and our employees are required to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate. BBC will promote and defend our legitimate business interests. BBC will cooperate with governments and other organisations, both direct and indirect, in the development of proposed legislation and other regulations which may affect our legitimate business interests. Customers BBC is committed to providing quality products and services which consistently offer value in terms of price and collaborative opportunity. Products or services will be accurately and properly agreed by BBC and customers. Business Partners BBC is committed to establishing mutually beneficial relations with our suppliers, customers, and business partners. In our business dealings, we expect our business partners to adhere to business ethics consistent with our own. BBC strives to be a trusted corporate citizen and as an integral part of society, to fulfill its responsibilities to the societies and communities in which we operate. The Environment BBC is committed to making continuous improvements in the management of our environmental impact and to the longer-term goal of developing a sustainable business. Competition BBC believes in vigorous yet fair competition and supports the development of appropriate competition laws. BBC and its employees will conduct their operations in accordance with the principles of fair competition and all applicable regulations. Business Integrity and Corruption BBC does not give or receive whether directly or indirectly bribes or other improper advantages for business or financial gain. Similarly such unhealthy practices by its employees are not tolerated. We commit to the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent and adhere to these principles in all our negotiations and interactions with stakeholders. Conflicts of Interests All BBC directors and employees are expected to avoid personal activities and financial interests which would be in conflict with their responsibilities to the Group BBC directors and employees must not seek gain for themselves or others through misuse of their positions. Personal Data Protection BBC has a Personal Data Protection Policy to regulate the collection, processing and usage of personal data in the ordinary course of its business. This is to ensure that personal information whether such information is collected on paper, stored in a computer database system or recorded on other materials are dealt with appropriately, and adequate security measures are accorded to such personal information under the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.