Anti-Corruption Policy Coze Aarhus A/S (in the following referred to as Coze) values trust highly and strives for the highest level of integrity, both internally as well as for producers and suppliers. We have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and strive to ensure that national legislation is being followed wherever we do business. Coze is a member of amfori BSCI, and our Anti-Corruption Policy towards buying agents and suppliers is reflected in our use of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. We expect our business partners to respect this policy and to practice similar measures in their own business operations. Who is responsible for this policy? The executive management at Coze has the overall responsibility for this policy, but the daily responsibility for implementation and monitoring lies with the “Quality and Compliance” department, headed by the company’s CPO. Quality and Compliance is responsible for the communication of our anti-corruption approach to suppliers and producers. Who must comply with this policy? The policy applies to all personnel working for us, including employees and management at Coze as well as people working on our behalf as business partners. It is the responsibility of each employee and business partner to; ❊ read, understand and comply with this policy ❊ avoid any business activity that can lead to a breach of this policy ❊ inform the management if there is reason to suspect that a conflict with this policy is about to occur/has occurred. What are corruption and bribery? *1 Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Bribery is the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is illegal, unethical or a breach of trust. Inducements can take the form of gifts, loans, fees, rewards or other advantages (taxes, services, donations, favours etc.). Coze do not accept corruption or bribery in any form. Facilitation Payments Facilitation payments are often small, unofficial payments, with the purpose of securing or expediting a routine or necessary action (e.g. by a government official). If faced with a demand of facilitation payment, the matter must be declared to immediate manager and comply with their instruction, as well as registered for internal record keeping. Coze must be informed by the buying agents/ producers as to where in the supply chain facilitation payments are requested in order to find solutions for how to avoid this.
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