Anti-Corruption Policy

Purpose and Scope

We Grow Forest Foundation places paramount importance on conducting all its operations with unwavering integrity, complete transparency, and steadfast accountability. This Anti-Corruption Policy serves as a definitive guide, articulating the fundamental principles and ethical standards that are mandatory for all individuals associated with the Foundation. This includes employees, volunteers, contractors, partners, and every stakeholder who represents or works on behalf of the We Grow Forest Foundation. The policy underscores the Foundation’s resolute stand against corruption, affirming its commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct. It also lays down clear directives to ensure strict adherence to pertinent laws and regulations governing anti-corruption practices. This policy serves as a cornerstone in maintaining a culture of honesty, integrity, and compliance within the Foundation and among all its affiliates.

Prohibition of Bribery and Corruption

We Grow Forest Foundation strictly prohibits any form of bribery, corruption, or unethical practices in all its operations and activities. This includes offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting any form of advantage or inducement, whether directly or indirectly, to or from any person or organization, in exchange for favourable treatment or to influence a decision.

Gifts and Hospitality

Gifts or hospitality, regardless of their value, should not be offered or accepted if they are intended to influence a decision, gain an unfair advantage, or compromise the integrity of We Grow Forest Foundation. Any gifts or hospitality exchanged must be nominal, infrequent, and transparent, and should always be recorded.

Conflicts of Interest

All individuals associated with We Grow Forest Foundation must avoid situations where their personal interests may conflict with those of the organization. Any potential or actual conflicts of interest must be disclosed promptly and managed appropriately.

Reporting Violations

We Grow Forest Foundation encourages all individuals to report any suspected or observed violations of this policy. Reports can be made confidentially and without fear of retaliation. Reports can be submitted through the designated channels outlined in our Whistleblower Policy.

Compliance & Training

All individuals associated with We Grow Forest Foundation are required to familiarize themselves with and adhere to this Anti-Corruption Policy. Regular training and awareness programs will be conducted to ensure understanding and compliance.

Enforcement & Consequences

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or association with We Grow Forest Foundation, and may also lead to legal action.

Review and Update

This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness. Updates will be made as necessary to reflect changes in laws, regulations, and best practices.

Communication & Implementation

This Anti-Corruption Policy will be communicated to all employees, volunteers, contractors, and partners. It will also be made publicly available on We Grow Forest Foundation’s official website.

Date of Approval: January 01, 2023

Approved by: Board of Trustees

Date of Review: January 01, 2024

Note: This policy is subject to review and amendment as necessary to ensure its continued effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.