Code of Ethics

Standards

AWP Marine Consultancy Ltd requires its employees (this includes contractors under this policy) to observe the highest standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. The Company and its employees shall practice honesty, integrity and transparency in every respect of dealing with clients, the business community, the public, suppliers, government authorities and other company employees.

Responsibilities towards Clients

Each employee shall pursue our client’s legitimate objectives diligently and honestly. No employee shall place his or her own needs and desires above those of the client in the performance of work for that client.

Responsibilities towards Employees

AWP Marine Consultancy Ltd will not discriminate on account of race, colour, age, sex, religion and natural origin. All persons are to be treated with dignity and respect and shall never be unreasonably put into situations outside of the conduct of their duties and responsibilities.

Illegal Activities

The Company and its employees will not enter into any activity considered to be illegal, unethical, and immoral or of such a nature that it can reflect adversely on the integrity of the Company.

Commercial Bribery

The Company prohibits commercial bribes, kickbacks or similar payoffs or benefits to be paid to any supplier or client. Employees and agents of the Company are prohibited from receiving, directly or indirectly, anything of a significant value in connection with any transaction entered into by the Company, other than salary, wages or other ordinary compensation.

Employees should report to the Company the offer of any “gift” which shall also be recorded within the Company gift register.

Confidentiality

The Company prohibits employees from disclosing confidential or proprietary information outside the Company, either during or after employment, without the Company's authorisation to do so.

Conflict of Interest

Prior to accepting any engagement for services, The Company shall disclose to any potential client any known conflicting interest it may have between:

  • That client and any other client
  • That client and its employees
  • That client and its suppliers

If any such conflicting interest arises after commencement of services, that interest shall also be disclosed to the client.

Fair Play

The Company endeavours to deal fairly with its clients, competitors, suppliers, employees and contractors.

The Company shall not take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other unfair dealing practice.

Client Requirements

Where AWP Marine Consultancy Ltd ethics policy does not fully meet client’s needs then the clients Code of Conduct and additional requirements will be fully adhered with when working on behalf of the client.