16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

JUST female is committed to adhere to the UN Convention Against Corruption and all our suppliers have signed our Anti-Corruption Policy as follows.

 

What is corruption?

Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

Corruption is not always about money, it can also be for example preferential treatment, extra service to gain an advantage.

 

Employees of JUST female and our partners must avoid these situations of corruption:

  • Conflict of interest
    • This arise in situations where an employee has a private interest or personal gain from a certain situation or deal.
  • Bribery
    • Bribery is the act of offering, giving (active bribery), receiving, or accepting (passive bribery) any item of value to influence the actions of an employee.
    • JUST female will not give or accept bribery in any form.
  • Extortion
    • Extortion occurs when an employee unlawfully demands or receives money through intimidation. Extortion may include threats of harm to a person or his/her property, threats to accuse him/her of a crime/illegal act, or threats to reveal embarrassing information.
    • Employees and partners of JUST female must not seek to influence any person or body by using their position or by using force or threats.
  • Fraudulent behavior
    • Fraudulent behavior involves deliberately being dishonest or misleading, engaging in deceitful behavior or acting under false pretenses.
    • Employees and partners of JUST female must not exercise such behavior under any circumstances.
  • Receiving gifts and hospitable behavior
    • Gifts and hospitality may be used to facilitate corruption or may give the appearance of corruption. Gifts may include cash or assets given as gifts.
    • Hospitality may include meals, hotels, flights, entertainment or sporting events.
    • As a general rule, employees and partners should not receive gifts or other benefits in connection with their work. However, giving small gift and showing hospitality may be customary in some countries, and it would be impolite not to receive it. However, gifts, should be kept within a reasonable financial level, that reflects the nature of the business with that specific partner.
    • Gestures which may be considered remuneration for a task performed, such as a couple of bottles of wine for doing a presentation, are not considered gifts.
    • Employees and partners of JUST must not give, solicit or receive directly or indirectly
  • Nepotism
    • Nepotism is incidents where family and friends are favored and treated advantageously due to close personal relations, rather than on the basis of a professional assessment of their capabilities.
    • Employees and partners of JUST female must not favor friends, family or other close relations in recruitment, procurement, or other situations.