MediOpus are fully committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in all of our business activities in the following ways: 

 

  • MediOpus takes a zero–tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity 
  • The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery and other forms of corruption is the responsibility of all our employees 
  • The giving or receiving of improper inducements, of any value is strictly prohibited 
  • Cash of any value cannot be given or accepted 
  • There is a dual control approval process for all company payments that ensures they are for valid purposes 
  • Charitable donations are approved at formal meetings of the directors 
  • Directors have taken reasonable steps to ensure that all staff are aware of this statement of intent in respect of corruption  
  • When contracts with suppliers are renewed an anti-bribery clause will be added 
  • MediOpus will publish its Anti-bribery statement of intent on its website 

 

Policy on Accepting Gifts and Entertainment 

MediOpus is committed to undertaking all business activities fairly, with honesty and transparency. We acknowledge that there will be some occasions when we may be offered or accept gifts and/or invitations for meals or events. 

In order to ensure that gifts/invitations are only accepted appropriately the following guidance will be followed: 

Lunch, Dinner and/or Social Events 

  • It is reasonable, proportionate and made in good faith to improve the image of a commercial organisation, better present products and services, or establish cordial relations  
  • It is not given or does not create the appearance of being given as a bribe, payoff, to obtain or retain business, or to secure an improper advantage  
  • It does not create the appearance that the giver is entitled to preferential treatment, is trying to obtain an improper or unfair advantage through the invitation or is conditional upon receiving anything in return for accepting the entertainment 
  • Is reasonable and appropriate in the context of the business occasion  

 

Gifts by third parties 

  • All gifts over £5 are disclosed in a gift register 
  • The gift should be used to benefit all employees e.g. chocolate, fruits, and flowers. Gift vouchers or cash will not be accepted 
  • The gift would not damage the reputation of MediOpus if publically disclosed 
  • It is reasonable, proportionate and made in good faith to improve the image of a commercial organisation, better present products and services, or establish cordial relations  
  • It is not given or does not create the appearance of being given as a bribe, payoff, to obtain or retain business, or to secure an improper advantage 
  • It does not create the appearance that the giver is entitled to preferential treatment or is trying to obtain an improper or unfair advantage through the invitation or is conditional upon receiving anything in return for accepting the entertainment  
  • Is reasonable and appropriate in the context of the business occasion  

 

Raising a concern 

MediOpus Staff are expected to exercise good judgement when accepting gifts, should a member of staff be approached with a bribe or wish to report any concerns or allegations, they should report this to the CEO or COO immediately