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Contractors, consultants and suppliers

Lander & Rogers expects our contractors, consultants and suppliers (Suppliers) to adopt the same high ethical compliance standards that we do, including in the following areas:

1. Anti bribery and corruption

(a) We are committed to conducting business in an honest, fair and transparent manner. We regard this as part of our ethics policy.

(b) All partners and staff (Staff) must never accept, solicit, agree to receive, promise, offer or give a bribe, kickback or other improper payment or undue advantage (including gifts and hospitality), in order to obtain or retain business or any other improper business advantage.

(c) For travel, gifts, entertainment and hospitality:

  • (i) provided by us, Staff must follow our Travel and Expenses Policy
  • (ii) offered to us, Staff must follow our Gifts & Hospitality Policy

(d) We engage and remunerate suppliers only for legitimate services that cannot reasonably be provided by our own people.

(e) We adopt financial and tax accounting and auditing practices that prevent the establishment of 'off the books'/secret accounts, or the creation of documents that do not properly and fairly record the transactions to which they relate.

2. Anti money laundering

(a) Staff will not knowingly engage in or be associated with money laundering in any form.

3. Anti modern slavery

(a) We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in any form, within our business, in all our business dealings and in our supply chain. We regard this as part of our:

  • (i) ethics policy
  • (ii) commitment to the wellbeing of our people
  • (iii) commitment to giving back to the community, including partnering with Anti-Slavery Australia, a specialist legal research and policy centre dedicated to the abolition of human trafficking and slavery-like practices, such as forced labour and forced marriage

(b) Our Modern Slavery Statement has been registered with the Australian Border Force Modern Slavery Statement Register.

4. Data security

(a) Protecting client data is something that we take seriously.

(b) We have strict confidentiality obligations arising from all client engagements, regulatory requirements, professional conduct obligations, our partnership agreement and employment contracts.

(c) All Staff sign a confidentiality undertaking in their employment agreement upon commencement with the firm.

(d) When performing work for a client, we disclose confidential information to Staff on a need-to-know basis, as required in order to perform the work for the client. This is embedded in several of our policies, including:

  • (i) Risk Management Protocols (Confidentiality, File Management, File closing and Archiving)
  • (ii) Information Security Policy (Access permission levels).

(e) Information security is a paramount consideration in the provision of our IT systems and physical premises.

(f) For information security management, the firm uses ISO27001 as a benchmark for our Information Security Policies.

5. Workplace behaviour

(a) We are committed to a workplace that is free from any form of inappropriate workplace behaviour.

This includes:

  • (i) unlawful discrimination
  • (ii) harassment (including sexual harassment)
  • (iii) vilification
  • (iv) victimisation
  • (v) bullying.

6. Social responsibility

(a) We are committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion principles across the employee lifecycle with specific emphasis on attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining diverse talent.

(b) We are committed to promoting reconciliation and contributing to Australia’s effort to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community and have formalised this commitment through our reconciliation plans.

(c) We are committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace.

(d) We are committed to the management of our business in an environmentally responsible manner, to care for the environment in which we live and work, and to sustain its quality for the benefit of future generations.