Governance and CSR Management
ANTI-BRIBERY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION
We have a separate and distinct Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy, which is appended to our Code of Ethics and is included in induction training of all new employees. This policy reiterates Nevsun’s commitment to full compliance by its employees, officers and directors in all their business relationships —to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada), the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, as well as any local anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws.
Internal financial controls are in place to monitor all aspects of the business that could potentially be affected by incidents of corruption. All our business units, at the corporate level and at our subsidiaries are reviewed regularly for corruption-related risks.
We have not encountered any corruption practiced by State of Eritrea officials, representatives, or any organizations connected to the State of Eritrea. We have made no payments to any officials or representatives of the State of Eritrea, which also takes a strong stand on corruption; any such illegal activities could result in the loss of the Bisha mining license.