One Line Studio
Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
One Line Studio values its reputation and is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in the conduct of its business affairs.
The purpose of this document is to set out our policy in relation to bribery and corruption. The policy applies strictly to One Line Studio’s employees, founders and any shareholders.
2. Understanding and recognising bribery and corruption
Acts of bribery or corruption are designed to influence an individual in the performance of their duty and incline them to act in a way that a reasonable person would consider to be dishonest in the circumstances.
Bribery can be defined as offering, promising or giving a financial (or other) advantage to another person with the intention of inducing or rewarding that person to act or for having acted in a way which a reasonable person would consider improper in the circumstances. Corruption is any form of abuse of entrusted power for private gain and may include, but is not limited to, bribery.
Bribes are not always a matter of handing over cash. Gifts, hospitality and entertainment can be bribes if they are intended to influence a decision.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. Under that Act, bribery by individuals is punishable by up to ten years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine. If the One Line Studio is found to have taken part in the bribery or is found to lack adequate procedures to prevent bribery, it too could also face an unlimited fine.
A conviction for a bribery or corruption related offence would have severe reputational and/or financial consequences for the firm.
4. Our Policy
One Line Studio will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form.
We prohibit the offering, giving, solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe or corrupt inducement, whether in cash or in any other form: to or from any person or company wherever located, whether a public official or public body, or a private person or company; by any individual employee, director, agent, consultant, contractor or other person or body acting on the our behalf; in order to gain any commercial, contractual, or regulatory advantage in any way which is unethical or to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.