We Set the Standard
- Avoid the perception that favorable treatment is being sought, received or given in exchange for business courtesies.
- Ensure that the offered business courtesy is permitted by law and policy.
- Verify that the rules of the recipient’s organization are not violated by the offered business courtesy.
- Do not offer, give, solicit or receive any form of bribe or kickback, as these are criminal acts.
- Recognize that complex rules and monetary limits apply when dealing with Public Officials, including members of the military.
- Consult policy and obtain guidance if you are uncertain if an action is inappropriate or within the allowable limits.
Why We Do It
- When people gifts or business courtesies, it can create (whether intentionally or not) the perception that favors were granted in order to influence business judgment.
- We compete on the merits of our products and services and do not to gain an unfair competitive advantage.
- We source products and services fairly and avoid that may cause even the perception of an inappropriate business relationship.