29Page 30Social Enterprise, Capacity Building and Charitable DonationsWe support local and community Social Enterprise (SE) projects and education and capacity building initiatives and we also make charitable donations to appropriate and relevant causes. It is important that the benefits of these initiatives reach the intended organisations and the value to communities is maximised. There are circumstances where funding or a charitable donation could be misappropriated or interpreted as a bribe. In order to prevent this, appropriate due diligence should be carried out to ensure that the recipients are bona fide and to provide assurance that the funding or donation will be used for its intended, legitimate purpose.Guidelines for SE community projects have been developed which outline our selection crite-ria, approval process, monitoring and reporting processes.All social enterprise, capacity building or charity funding should:. be clearly documented and transparent;. be made to legitimate organisations;. identify the beneficiaries;. be properly approved in advance;. be monitored to ensure that they are used as agreed.Political Contributions and ActivitiesWe do not make any political contributions, (whether of money, property, materials or services), to political candidates, parties, committees or their representatives, and we do not participate in any intervention in the political process of host countries. You may choose personally to become involved in political activities as long as you undertake these on your own behalf, in your own time, and using your own resources.For more information consult Group External Affairs in London or your local Corporate Affairs Team.
CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCTPage 31Page WE ENSURE ALL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE AND TRUTHFULAccuracy of Accounts and RecordsTruthful and accurate information, whether financial or non-financial in nature, is essential to support sound business decisions, to meet our legal and regulatory obligations and meet our responsibilities to all of our stakeholders.We maintain internal accounting controls and ensure that books, records and accounts reflect accurately, transparently and in sufficient detail, all transactions in connection with our business. You must:. comply with all relevant laws and external and company reporting requirements;. ensure that all transactions are honestly and accurately recorded;. cooperate with our internal and external auditors when requested for information.You must not:. deliberately falsify information or data in any media;. operate outside of the limits of your delegated authority.