WJM International and covered third parties are required to comply with UAE, United Nations Convention against Corruption and the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) of 1977.
It is essential WJM International respect all international and local anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, even where the perception is that local authorities loosely enforce such standards. All WJM International employees and covered third parties are required to comply with FCPA laws, regulations, and all local laws where they carry out their business for WJM International.
Neither WJM International, nor anyone acting on behalf of WJM International, may, directly or indirectly, break or seek to evade the laws or regulations of any country in, though, or with which WJM International seeks to do business. That an illegal act is a “customary business practice” in any country is not sufficient justification for violation of this provision.
Employees and Covered Third Parties are also strictly prohibited from offering, paying, promising, or authorizing anything of value to any non-government official unless such expense complies with the provisions of the Code of Business Conduct regarding Entertainment and Gifts.
WJM International views corruption as the misuse of power by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Bribery is the offer, promise, or provision of a reward, advantage or benefit of any kind to a person in a position of power to influence that person’s views or conduct to obtain an improper advantage. Corruption and bribery are never acceptable business practices, and such conduct is strictly prohibited which applies to bribery of government officials as well as parties in the private sector.