Anti-Bribery, Anti-Competitive & S172 statement
Fourfront Group Anti-Bribery Policy
Fourfront Group Limited and each of its subsidiary companies (together “Fourfront”) is fully committed to compliance with the Bribery Act 2010.
The Bribery Act sets out various offences including bribing another person, being bribed, bribing a foreign official and a commercial organisation failing to prevent bribery.
Whilst an individual may be imprisoned for up to 10 years as a result of an offence, fined, or both, an organisation can also be fined with its managers imprisoned for up to 10 years.
Fourfront’s policy applies to all directors, employees, consultants and anyone else representing Fourfront in any capacity.
Fourfront will not tolerate bribery in any form and strives to ensure that bribery and corrupt practice are absent from its business. Key to this is that we will not make or receive any payments that are illegal to secure business or gain any advantage. Our policy makes it clear that our business must be conducted in a professional and ethical way and we have in place internal systems to prevent bribery or corruption. Fourfront seeks, where possible, to ensure that all clients and organisations we work with have and operate a bribery policy no less stringent than our own.
Fourfront will act in an open and ethical manner in all transactions and welcomes any queries from parties involved.
Fourfront Group Competition Policy
Fourfront Group is committed to ensuring fair competition to give the best outcomes for its customers. We maintain a comprehensive Competition Policy, a copy of which can be read here, to ensure we are compliant with competition law and its guiding principles of fairness and transparency.
Fourfront Group Anti-Slavery Statement
The Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been published by Fourfront Group in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Fourfront Group to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
Statement by the directors in performance of their statutory duties in accordance with s172(1) Companies Act 2006
S172(1a) When making strategic and financial decisions the directors consider various possible outcomes and consult with internal and external stakeholders to help the Group achieve the best possible outcome. In making these decisions and consulting with various groups, the board members act in good faith on behalf of the Group to achieve sustainable long-term growth.
S172(1b) The Group understands the importance its employees play in achieving its strategic goals. In this regard, the Group makes it a priority to attract, retain and motivate employees. The Group actively promotes its values linked to the “Fourfront Way” and this creates a highly focused culture of staff engagement. The Group also carries out regular staff engagement surveys and actively responds and creates solutions to address any issues discovered.
S172(1c) The Group works with suppliers, customers and the community to foster improved relationships and accountability. We work in an environment of continuous quality and relationship improvement to exceed client expectations by working closely with our entire supply chain. The Group regularly meets with its preferred and approved supply chain group to promote good communications and build trusted relationships. We also partner with various community organizations to give back to the communities that we serve. The Group actively support our employees’ participation in activities to support our chosen charity – Shooting Star Chase and has helped to raise significant funds for the charity over the years. The Group also allows all employees 3 paid days per year to take part in charity work.
S172(1d) The Group works diligently to ensure that we are complying with all local laws and regulations. We engage regularly with professional advisors to ensure that the Group is fully compliant and that it can proactively be prepared for any changing regulations as they occur. We have a well-documented and managed health and safety policy and process and we are ISO 45001 certified (this is the standard for Health and Safety Management Systems) . We have specially identified individuals at all relevant locations who address environmental and safety concerns. With an eye on continuous improvement, we work to reduce waste and thereby reduce pollution from the environment.
S172(1e) The Group monitors government regulations to ensure that we are complying with all necessary laws. Directors of the organisation also must comply with ethical standards to ensure that the Group is maintaining a high standard of business conduct. The Group has a well-documented compliance culture and has a leading industry expert on its board who serves as a non-executive director to ensure that compliance is always at front of mind. The Group is also ISO 37001 anti-bribery and corruption accredited.
S172(1f) The Group considers all stakeholders when making significant strategic and financial decisions. Although considerations are made between the different groups, there is not a requirement to balance the interests of all members in this process, meaning that, at times, certain stakeholder interests may not be fully aligned however all decisions are made to benefit the interests and success of the business as a whole.
Engagement with Suppliers, Customers and Others in a business relationship
The directors work regularly with external parties to ensure smooth operation of the supply chain and to exceed client expectations. The Group works with a trusted panel of preferred and approved sub-contractors and we regularly meet with this group to ensure good communication and excellent delivery standards. Through discussion with employees and directly with external parties’ directors regularly and proactively discuss potential delays, quality concerns and commercial issues with customers and vendors.