To Act with Honesty and Integrity
We are committed to acting responsibly and with integrity. This is reflected through our Values. We expect our third parties to trade with honesty and integrity. Therefore we have introduced a Third Party Code of Conduct, which communicates what we expect from our trading partners in relation to health, safety and environmental standards, internationally accepted standards of workers’ rights, use of child and forced labour, ethical standards, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Our Modern Slavery Statement can be found at www.dechra.com.
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption
It is our policy to conduct all business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate, and to implement and enforce effective systems to counter bribery and corruption.
During the 2019 financial year, we have successfully rolled out an ABC training course for Dechra’s third party network, updated and published internal ABC policies and procedure, and have developed a new internal ABC training programme which will be rolled out during the forthcoming year across the business as compulsory training.
We are committed to upholding and respecting human rights both within our business and in that of our third parties. In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles), we base our human rights policy commitment on the International Bill of Human Rights (consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights relevant to our operations.