EITCA Academy Anti-Corruption Policy
The European IT Certification Institute is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and complying with all applicable laws and regulations related to anti-corruption. We are committed to preventing any form of corruption and bribery, including but not limited to offering, giving, soliciting or accepting any improper benefits.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, volunteers, directors, officers, and anyone else who works on behalf of the European IT Certification Institute, whether domestically or internationally.
- Corruption: Any misuse of power or position for personal gain or benefit, whether financial or otherwise.
- Bribery: Offering, giving, soliciting, or accepting something of value to influence a decision or action.
- Facilitation Payments: Small payments made to officials to expedite routine administrative processes.
- Kickbacks: Secret payments made to obtain an advantage or to reward a particular decision or action.
4. Prohibition of Corruption and Bribery
The European IT Certification Institute strictly prohibits any form of corruption and bribery, including but not limited to offering, giving, soliciting or accepting any improper benefits. This applies to all individuals associated with the organization, regardless of their position or level of authority.
5. Facilitation Payments and Kickbacks
Our organization does not condone the use of facilitation payments or kickbacks. Under no circumstances are any employees, contractors, or volunteers authorized to make facilitation payments or accept kickbacks in any business transaction.
6. Conflicts of Interest
Our organization expects all individuals associated with the organization to avoid conflicts of interest. Any actual or potential conflict of interest should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority.
7. Gifts and Hospitality
Our organization prohibits the offering, giving, soliciting or accepting of any gifts or hospitality that could be perceived as being intended to influence a decision or action.
8. Due Diligence
Our organization will undertake appropriate due diligence procedures before engaging in any business relationship, such as partnerships, collaborations, and contracts, to ensure that the counterparty complies with all applicable anti-corruption laws and regulations.
9. Reporting Suspected Corruption or Bribery
Our organization encourages anyone who suspects or has knowledge of any form of corruption or bribery to report it immediately to their supervisor, manager, or an appropriate authority. Our organization will investigate all allegations of corruption or bribery and take appropriate action, which may include disciplinary action, termination of employment, or legal action.
10. Training and Awareness
Our organization will provide regular training and awareness-raising programs to all employees, contractors, and volunteers on anti-corruption policies and procedures, applicable laws, and best practices.
11. Compliance and Monitoring
Our organization will regularly monitor and assess its compliance with this policy and applicable laws and regulations. Any violations of this policy will be promptly addressed, and appropriate action will be taken.
Our organization is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and complying with all applicable laws and regulations related to anti-corruption. We expect all individuals associated with the organization to adhere to this policy and conduct themselves with the utmost integrity and ethical behavior.