Group Fraud Policy

Group Fraud Policy Statement

The Company values its reputation for financial probity and reliability. It recognises
that over and above any financial damage suffered, fraud may reflect adversely on its
image and reputation. Its aim therefore is to limit its exposure to fraud by:-

  •  Instituting and maintaining cost effective measures and procedures to deter
    fraud.
  •  Taking firm and vigorous action against any individual or group perpetrating
    fraud against the Group, its shareholders or its customers.
  • Encouraging its employees to be vigilant and to report any suspicion of fraud,
    providing them with suitable channels of communication and ensuring
    sensitive information is treated appropriately.
  • Rigorously investigating instances of alleged fraud and pursuing perpetrators
    to seek restitution of any assets fraudulently obtained and the recovery of
    costs.
  • Assisting the police and other appropriate authorities in the investigation and
    prosecution of those suspected of fraud.

The prevention and reporting of fraud is now the contractual responsibility of all
employees throughout the Group and the failure to report suspicions and concerns
may result in disciplinary action being taken.

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