How we do business
The Sage Group plc and the Sage group of companies around the world are committed to conducting business in an honest and ethical manner. We act according to our Code of Ethics which sets out a range of principles we adhere to, reflecting the overarching principle of doing business honestly and ethically.
In particular, we do not tolerate bribery and corruption and we are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and processes to counter bribery and corruption.
As a UK company, the Sage Group plc is bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad. In addition, we will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate.
As well as ensuring our own conduct is appropriate, we have also put in place procedures to prevent bribery being committed on our behalf by any associated persons, i.e. anyone that performs services for or on our behalf, such as our people, and in some cases, subsidiaries and third parties we work with.
If you work with Sage, this is the standard of behaviour you can expect from us and what we expect of you.
Sage is also very supportive of the aims and objectives of the Davies' Report on Women on Boards. The Board of Sage currently comprises 25% women and we would expect to maintain a similar balance through 2013 and 2015 as the Board is refreshed during this period. However , as Chairman it is my responsibility to maintain strong leadership at Sage and we will therefore continue only to appoint the most able candidates to the Board