All GE3S members are committed to ethical business conduct in their global marketplaces and oppose corruption in all forms. Adhering to rules and guidance to uphold that commitment helps us prevent and reduce our exposure to incidents such as corruption, bribery, and other activity which conflict with the standards to which we are committed.
Before client acceptance or engaging in a business relationship, various factors are considered in order to determine if there is risk related to non-compliance with anti-corruption policies or with other related ethical policies.
Such risk may exist in situations where a client is involved in activities inconsistent with anti-corruption principles, whether or not connected to the subject matter of the specific service or business relationship our firm has entered. Such activities by clients or others may have implications for us as service providers or as a party to a business relationship.
Whenever an indication of a potential infraction of these principles is encountered, immediate contact with the Quality and Risk Leader, Function Leader, or Risk Ambassador should be initiated for consultation and analysis of the case and the implications on engagement/relationship continuance and on our risk response.