Anti-Bribery Policy


The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011.

The Act makes it an offence to:

Bribery is defined as “The offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is illegal or a breach of trust”.


The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for all directors, employees and persons associated with the company.

Copley Scientific has a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption. This policy has been formally approved by the Board of Directors and extends to all the company’s business dealings and transactions in all countries in which it or its subsidiaries and associates operate. All directors, employees of the company and persons associated with it (as defined by the Act) are required to comply with this policy.


This policy statement applies to all directors, employees and persons associated with the company as defined by the Act.

The company prohibits:

To or from:


In order to:

The implementation of this policy should not prevent the performance of normal duties provided the activities are customary, appropriate and properly recorded. Acceptable procedures include, for example:

However, market practice varies between countries and what is normal and acceptable in one place may not be in another; moreover ethical values employed by Copley Scientific should underpin any activities undertaken.


Copley Scientific will investigate seriously any actual or suspected breach of this policy, or the spirit of this policy. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action which may ultimately result in their dismissal. If there is doubt as to whether a potential act does not conform to this policy, the matter should be referred to the Operations Manager or member of the Board of Directors.

Any persons associated with the company and/or other third parties found to be bribing or attempting to bribe a Copley Scientific employee, a senior officer, a supplier or a customer will be immediately informed in writing of the fact, business dealings will be ceased and the appropriate authorities informed.