Compliance & Integrity
McGraw Equipment, Inc. has adopted the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics which outlines the company’s commitment to conducting itself with honesty, fairness and integrity and to observing the rule and spirit of the legal and regulatory environment in which the company operates. The code is rooted in McGraw Equipment’s values and defines the fundamental ethical standards that we expect of everyone who works for us, including our contractors, suppliers, and partners, to follow.
McGraw Equipment, Inc. has established an Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy to reinforce our intention and obligation to act honestly and ethically in all of our business dealings. Bribery and corruption are not only against our Company values; they are illegal and can expose both our employees and our Company to fines, penalties and reputational damage.
At McGraw Equipment Inc., bribery is never permitted. We will not seek to influence others, either directly or indirectly, by paying or receiving bribes or kickbacks, or by any other means that is considered unethical, illegal or harmful to our reputation for honesty and integrity. Employees and representatives of the Company are expected to decline any opportunity which would place our ethical principles and reputation at risk.
Bribery is defined as an offering, giving or receiving anything of value with the intention of inducing a person to act or to reward a person for having acted. Items of value can include, but are not limited to the following:
If an employee is offered a bribe from a person or entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the Company, they are required to report it immediately.
Companies cannot avoid liability by using a third party to give or receive a bribe. A third party includes, but is not limited to consultants, agents, representatives, subcontractors, and sales people. The Company has strict guidelines that must be followed anytime the Company seeks to engage a third party that may interact with a Government Official for or on behalf of the Company. We require third parties to agree in writing to remain in compliance with all relevant anti-corruption laws in addition to our Company’s anti-bribery and corruption policy.
It is McGraw Equipment’s policy to comply with all applicable local and international import, export, and trade compliance laws including laws regarding valuation, tariff classification and country of origin determination; export controls, trade embargoes and restrictions, sanctions and boycotts; and remedies to unfair trade practices, such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
Treating One Another With Mutual Respect
All individuals are entitled to respectful treatment. Being respected means being treated fairly, honestly and professionally, with each person’s background, skills and perspectives valued. A respectful workplace is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, but it involves more than just compliance with the law. It is a work environment that is free of inappropriate and unprofessional behavior and consistent with our values –all individuals are invited to do their best every day and feel free to report any concerns.
McGraw Equipment does not tolerate harassment or any offensive or disrespectful conduct in the workplace. Harassment can include verbal, physical or visual conduct that interferes with another’s work environment or otherwise creates an offensive, intimidating, disruptive, abusive or hostile work environment.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Our suppliers are our valued partners. We strive to do business with reputable third parties and we strive to be fair in our selection of suppliers and consultants. We select our suppliers and consultants based on qualifications, service, competitive price and a shared commitment to ethical conduct in the workplace.
All of our suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. Employees involved in selecting suppliers, consultants and other third parties are required to be objective and fair and disclose any personal, financial or ownership interest in a third party prior, during and throughout the selection process.
Breaches Of This Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy may face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy. Any individual who suspects misconduct/violations of ethical business standards, the McGraw Equipment’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, or McGraw Equipment’s equal employment standards may file a report with either principal at McGraw Equipment, Inc.