This is an example policy. We do not recommend it for any purpose.
We believe and trust that all company's employees are honest, trustworthy and free from corruption. Futhermore, your employment contract requires you to act within the law. We do not consider that you would quickly forget your commitment or the law.
However, it is part of our agreement under the contract that we, "shall inform the Relevant Employees in writing, and keep them informed in writing regularly and not less than once in every 3 months, that soliciting or accepting of advantages, as defined in the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, Cap. 201, is a serious crime and may also result in substantial civil liability."
Therefore, please be informed that:
- offering any advantage to a public servant, as defined in the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, as an inducement to or reward for or otherwise on account of that public servant's performing or abstaining from performing any act in his capacity as a public servant, or expediting, delaying, hindering or preventing the performance of an act, or assisting, favouring, hindering or delaying any person in the transaction of any business with a public body, is an offence under section 4 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance; and
- without the permission from company, soliciting or accepting any advantage as an inducement to or reward for or otherwise on account of their doing or forbearing to do any act in relation to company's affairs or business, or showing or forbearing to show favour or disfavour to any person in relation to company's affairs or business is an offence under section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.
You must ask for approval from company before soliciting or receiving any advantage under section 9(4) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.
The full details of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance can be found here.