Our Requirements for Business Conduct provides guidance about managing corruption risk.
You must not authorise, offer, give or promise anything of value, directly or indirectly (for example, through a third party), to anyone to influence them in their role, or to encourage them to perform their work disloyally or improperly.
You should never make facilitation payments which are payments to government officials for routine services that are legally available. However, a payment made in the face of a threat to the health or safety of a person is not a facilitation payment. You should always act in a manner that best protects your health and safety. If you do make a health and safety payment, report it to Ethics and Compliance as soon as possible.
You must get pre-approval before:
- offering anything of value to an external person;
- engaging a supplier who will interact with others on our behalf;
- offering to undertake a community donation or project;
offering to sponsor an event.
When you offer or provide anything of value to an external person, the item must:
only be offered or provided for a legitimate business purpose;
not be offered or provided to improperly influence or reward action;
be legal under local laws;
be of appropriate value and nature considering local customs and law, the position of the recipient and the circumstances;
not be capable of causing reputational damage to BHP.