Corporate and Social Responsibility
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Our company is committed to legality and willingness to observe community values. Our company will respect the law and its internal policies and ensure that all its business operations are legitimate.
All of our employees shall be treated with respect, without harassment and the company strives to maintain a clean, healthy and safe working environment.
We will also keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent and conduct our business with integrity and respect.
We will develop and maintain a fair, honest relationship with suppliers and contractors and operate in a way that safeguards against unfair business practices and encourage our suppliers to do the same for mutual benefit.
Our company also recognises the need to help communities and protect our natural environment.
We understand that keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all and we will minimise our carbon footprint by using environmentally friendly technologies wherever possible.
We also intend to set aside a budget to make monetary donations. These donations will support charities striving to help people directly or indirectly aﬀected by mental health.
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
Our business, Leyden Deta BV, is committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and we make this statement to assist with compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to the financial year ending 31 March 2020.
As our business has a turnover of less than £36 million, we do not have a legal obligation to produce a modern slavery statement. However:
We agree that exploitation within all supply chains ending in the UK is a blight on our society, and we are committed to playing our part in eliminating exploitation;
We understand that customers with obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 cannot comply with those duties without our cooperation.
To that end, we confirm that we have examined our own business and, to the extent that it is reasonably practicable, businesses within our supply chain and we confirm the following:
We confirm that within our own business, no relevant offence relating to slavery or human tracking has been committed.
We have made enquiries of businesses that supply directly to us and we are confident that no relevant offence is committed in that business.
Insofar as it was reasonably practicable, we have examined our supply chains and confirm that we found no evidence of slavery or human trafficking .
The person in our business responsible for assessing matters relating to slavery and human trafficking is Dr Marinka Helthuis.
We also encourage all consultants and contractors to report on any matters relating to slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains of which they become aware.
The Bribery Act 2010 states that It is an offence in the UK:
For an employee or an associated person to bribe another person in the course of doing business intending either to obtain or retain business, or to obtain or retain an advantage in the conduct of business, for the Company. Offer, promise or give a financial or other advantage to another person (i.e. bribe a person) whether within the UK or abroad, with the intention of inducing or rewarding improper conduct.
To request, agree to receive or accept a financial or other advantage (i.e. receive a bribe) for or in relation to improper conduct.
To bribe a foreign public official.
A bribe is an inducement or reward offered, promised or provided in order to gain any commercial, contractual, regulatory or personal advantage.
One of Leyden Delta BV’s (the Company) core values is to uphold sound, responsible and fair business operations. It is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest possible ethical standards in relation to all of its business activities. The Company’s reputation for maintaining lawful business practices is of paramount importance to it and this policy is designed to preserve these values.
The Company therefore has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption and is committed to acting fairly and with integrity in all of its business dealings and relationships wherever it operates and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.
Specifically, Leyden Delta BV will not:
Give or offer any payment, gift, hospitality or other benefit in the expectation that a business advantage will be received in return, or to reward any business received;
Accept any offer from a third party that we know or suspect is made with the expectation that we will provide a business advantage for them or anyone else;
Give or offer any payment (sometimes called a facilitation payment) to a government official in any country to facilitate or speed up a routine or necessary procedure;
GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY
This policy does not prohibit the giving or accepting of reasonable and appropriate hospitality for legitimate purposes such as building relationships, maintaining our image or reputation, or marketing our products and services.
A gift or hospitality will not be appropriate if it is unduly lavish or extravagant, or could be seen as an inducement or reward for any preferential treatment (for example, during contractual negotiations or a tender process).
Gifts must be of an appropriate type and value depending on the circumstances and taking account of the reason for the gift. Gifts must not include cash or cash equivalent (such as vouchers), or be given in secret. Gifts must be given in our name, not your name.
Promotional gifts of low value such as branded stationery may be given to or accepted from existing customers, suppliers and business partners.
Leyden Delta BV is therefore committed to:
Ensuring compliance with anti-bribery laws, rules and regulations, not just within the UK, but also in any other country within which the Company may carry out its business or in relation to which its business may be connected.
Enabling employees and persons associated with the Company to understand risks associated with unlawful conduct and to enable and encourage them to be vigilant and to effectively recognise, prevent, avoid and report any wrongdoing, whether by themselves or others.
Providing suitable and secure reporting and communication channels and ensuring that any information that is reported is properly and effectively dealt with.
Creating and maintaining a rigorous and effective framework for dealing with any suspected instances of bribery or other unethical conduct.