We strive to operate with integrity and trust in all we do.
We strive to operate with integrity in all we do and corrupt business practices violate that trust. Bribery and corruption cause great harm to communities in which we do business. We do not tolerate any form of bribery, kickback, payoff or corruption, facilitation payments, (sometimes referred to as grease payments) with government officials and non-government officials, including our business partners. A facilitation payment is typically made to government officials in order to speed up or secure routine government actions, and they are illegal under various laws.
U.S. laws prohibits the giving or offering to give any money or anything of value to a foreign government official for purposes of obtaining, retaining or directing business to Tyson. We must also comply with applicable non-U.S. laws related to bribery and corruption.
A: Any employee of the government, an agency of the government or government owned entity. See Anti-Corruption Policy for more details and examples which includes the following:
A: No. We are responsible for the actions of any third party working on our behalf, and facilitating payments are not allowed as a matter of company policy. The request for an advance payment is a potential red flag; the comment to help move the process along is even more so. Consult with the Legal Department before proceeding.
It’s critical for you to be aware that obtaining, or even attempting to obtain, a personal benefit or an unfair business advantage through an improper arrangement is prohibited. This arrangement could be with a customer, supplier, government official or another business partner and it not only violates our Core Values and policies, but could also be a serious violation of applicable anti-corruption laws. A few examples of these laws include:
In addition to your efforts in avoiding these types of improper payments involving cash or cash equivalents, keep in mind offering any form of gift, benefit or item of hospitality may also be considered a bribe. If you are routinely involved in purchasing, sales, international business, or interacting with government officials then you are responsible for understanding the bribery and corruption content in our Code and relevant company policy.