Marshalls understands that bribery is not a victimless crime. It tarnishes reputations, drains corporate motivation and distorts competition.
The UNGC 10th principle commits signatories not only to actively avoid bribery, extortion and other forms of corruption but to develop policies and concrete programmes to address corruption and related risks. Marshalls understands that bribery is not a victimless crime and that it discourages developmentally effective trade and siphons off funds away from projects designed to help the most disadvantaged. It tarnishes reputations, drains corporate motivation and distorts competition. We have a unequivocal Anti-Bribery Code which makes clear that Marshalls is committed to conducting business with the utmost integrity and in accordance with the principles set out in the UK Bribery Act.
The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into force on the 1st of July 2011. It amended and reformed UK criminal law and provides a modern legal framework to combat bribery in the UK and internationally. The Bribery Act created the following offences (1) Active bribery: promising or giving financial or other advantages; (2) Passive bribery: agreeing to receive or accepting a financial or other advantages; (3) Bribery of foreign public officials; (4) The failure to commercial organisations to prevent bribery by an associated person (corporate offence).