InfraCo Africa Limited (“InfraCo Africa”) is a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales, whose registered office is at The Dutch House, 4th Floor, 307-308 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LL.
Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption
The level of corruption, bribery and other illegal acts in Africa has become a matter of major concern because of the scale and negative impact of such flows on Africa’s development and governance agenda. By some estimates, illicit flows from Africa could be as much as US$50 billion a year. These illicit financial flows pose a huge challenge to political and economic security around the world, particularly to developing countries.
The World Bank estimates that developing countries lose almost US$1trillion a year to bribery. While these estimates are difficult to verify (and are not always consistent), they indicate that the amounts involved are significant and pose widespread problems, particularly in resource-rich countries and fragile and conflict-affected states. Regardless of the exact numbers, both the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa estimate an upward trend in illicit financial flows between 2001 and 2013, with increases averaging at 9.4% a year. These estimates suggest that in any one year the amount paid out in bribes is equivalent to the amount of official development assistance received by Africa.
InfraCo Africa is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in the conduct of its business affairs. We prohibit and have a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud, bribery and corruption of any kind. We value our reputation and are committed to upholding the standards put in place by the PIDG and its donors. We will comply with all laws relevant to countering fraud, bribery and corruption in all jurisdictions in which we operate, and we require all personnel and business associates to comply with these laws.
We have rolled out a comprehensive and robust fraud, bribery and corruption prevention programme across our business which is consistent with PIDG’s Anti-corruption and Integrity Policy and Procedures, English law and best practice. This programme includes a series of management measures designed to prevent fraud, bribery and corruption. If any potential fraud, bribery or corruption is detected, it will be thoroughly investigated and, where necessary, reported to the relevant authorities. We will monitor the effectiveness of our policy and procedures and will implement any improvements which are necessary to enhance their effectiveness.
We have appointed a Compliance Team, who have the necessary authority and independence to oversee the effectiveness of our policy and procedures.
We will not conduct business with anyone that does not support our anti-fraud, bribery and corruption objectives.
The success of our anti-fraud, bribery and corruption programme depends on all employees and anyone acting on our behalf playing their part in helping to prevent fraud, bribery and corruption. Therefore, all employees and anyone acting on behalf of InfraCo Africa are encouraged to report any suspected fraud, bribery or corruption to us in accordance with this policy by:
- reporting them to your line manager;
- emailing the InfraCo Africa Compliance Manager (email@example.com);
- contacting your company’s Compliance Officer; or
- calling the confidential reporting helpline.
The Safecall reporting helpline is intended for use in particular where you do not wish, for whatever reason, to liaise directly with someone within the company. Safecall provide an anonymous, independent, external reporting line where you can raise your compliance concerns and be assured they will be fully addressed. Each call is treated in complete confidence by trained Safecall staff who will summarise the content of the call and send a report to the InfraCo Africa Compliance Manager for dissemination as appropriate. Safecall will not disclose your name if you wish to remain anonymous.
Safecall will take your call on a range of compliance issues, such as:
- bribery and corruption;
- conduct likely to damage InfraCo Africa’s reputation;
- contravention of environmental regulations;
- criminal activity or wrongdoing;
- drugs and or alcohol in the workplace;
- failure to comply with any legal or professional obligations or regulatory requirements;
- financial fraud or mismanagement;
- fraud or theft;
- health and safety;
- racial harassment or discrimination;
- sexual harassment or discrimination;
- unauthorised disclosure of confidential information;
- unethical behaviour or practice; and
- the deliberate concealment of any of the above matters.
You can contact Safecall at any time on the numbers below and asking to speak to someone in your preferred language:
|Cameroon||+44 191 516 7764|
|Canada||1877 599 8073|
|Chad||+44 191 516 7764|
|Cote d’Ivoire||+44 191 516 7764|
|Ethiopia||+44 191 516 7764|
|France||00 800 72332255|
|Germany||00 800 72332255|
|Kenya||+44 191 516 7764|
|Malawi||+44 191 516 7764|
|Mozambique||+44 191 516 7764|
|Nigeria||+44 191 516 7764|
|Senegal||+44 191 516 7764|
|Sierra Leone||+44 191 516 7764|
|South Sudan||+44 191 516 7764|
|Tanzania||+44 191 516 7764|
|Uganda||+44 191 516 7764|
|USA||1 866 901 3295|
|Zambia||+44 191 516 7764|
We do not tolerate harassment or victimisation of any whistleblower and will take appropriate action to protect anyone raising a concern in good faith.
If you have any queries in relation to this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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