Iluka's business activities and operations are located in jurisdictions with varying degrees of political and judicial stability, including some countries with a relatively high inherent risk with regards to bribery and corruption. This exposes Iluka to the potential risk of unauthorised payments or offers of payments to or by employees, agents or distributors that could be in violation of applicable anti-corruption laws.

Anti-bribery and corruption

Iluka has zero tolerance for bribery or corruption. The Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy, supported by the Anti-bribery and Corruption Procedure, sets out the standards and behaviour Iluka expects of its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors and representatives, and links with the Whistleblower Procedure for the reporting of any actual or suspected breaches of the policy. All reported incidents of non-compliance or potential non compliance are taken seriously, reviewed and investigated. Serious incidences are reported to the Managing Director within 24 hours and to the Audit and Risk Committee at its regular meetings.

Sierra Rutile has a location specific Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy tailored to reflect operating conditions and local laws in Sierra Leone. It contains the key elements of Iluka’s Group policy, including zero tolerance for bribery and corruption.

Iluka maintains Gift Registers as a record for the issue and receipt of entertainment or gifts.

Anti-bribery and corruption training is provided to key personnel via direct and on-line training.

A copy of Iluka’s Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy can be found in the Governance section of our website

Code of Conduct

Iluka seeks to maintain the highest standards of conduct and has a Code of Conduct that identifies the standard of ethical conduct expected of all Iluka employees and contractors.

The Code of Conduct describes the objectives, values and standards of behaviour that employees and contractors must apply to all business practices. In addition, the Board has specifically adopted a Directors’ Code of Conduct which establishes standards for appropriate ethical and professional behaviour for directors.
Iluka treats actual or suspected breaches of its Codes of Conduct and policies seriously and has adopted mechanisms to ensure that suspected breaches are reported and acted upon fairly and effectively. The Codes of Conduct are supported by Iluka’s Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy and Whistleblower Procedure.
We encourage all employees, directors, contractors and consultants to raise concerns regarding any misconduct that they believe constitutes a breach of the Code of Conduct, Iluka’s policies or the law. Our Whistleblower Procedure sets out the mechanism by which staff can confidently, and anonymously if they wish, raise concerns in a responsible manner without fear of discriminatory treatment, recrimination or reprisal, and with Iluka’s commitment to properly investigate any issues.

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