4.1 Compliance with laws and regulations
We always follow the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which we operate. We also expect you to uphold all applicable laws, rules and regulations when performing your duties.
As a multinational company, BMA is subject to the anti-corruption laws of many jurisdictions, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the German Criminal Code.
We at BMA take a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of corruption anywhere in the world, either involving public officials or business partners, or when we buy or sell goods or services. We expect you to make business decisions and do your work based on price, quality, and service.
DO NOT offer, promise, authorise or give anything of value, directly or indirectly through a third party, to any public official or person associated with one of our business partners with the intention of influencing any decision-making process or action. Likewise, you must not request, agree to receive or accept anything of value for yourself or any other person or entity if it is offered to influence your business decisions.
Please note that we may be held liable if one of our business partners, such as a joint venture partner or intermediary, bribes a public official or a customer’s employee, particularly if someone at BMA was aware of their misconduct.
If you have reason to suspect such misconduct, please raise your concerns.
DO NOT make any payments to public officials to speed up official actions – even actions that BMA is entitled to (such as obtaining a permit) – or to influence public officials.
Corruption often occurs in secret. An effective measure to prevent corruption and to avoid the appearance of corruption is to conduct business openly and transparently.