3i does not offer, pay or accept bribes.
We are also committed to working only with third parties whose standards of business integrity are substantively consistent with our own. This includes our intermediaries and advisers.
As part of our approach as a responsible investor, we also expect the businesses in which we invest to commit to avoiding bribery and to comply with anti-bribery laws applicable to their business.
3i has a very comprehensive Anti-Bribery policy and supporting policies. Any failure by a 3i employee or contractor to comply with these policies will be investigated and appropriate action taken – including disciplinary action up to dismissal or termination of contract.
Each year, all 3i employees are required to complete an online anti-bribery training course. As at 31 March 2014, this was completed and passed by 95% of 3i staff.