Business conduct

Our commitment

Sage is committed to conducting business in an honest and ethical manner. We do not tolerate bribery and corruption and we are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We do not do any business, directly or indirectly, with any Sanctions target.

The Bribery Act 2010

We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and processes to counter bribery and corruption. As a UK company, Sage (UK) Limited is bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.

In addition, we will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. As well as ensuring our own conduct is appropriate, we have also put in place procedures to prevent bribery being committed on our behalf by any associated persons, i.e. anyone that performs services for or on our behalf, such as our people, and in some cases, subsidiaries and third parties we work with such as Business Partners and Accountant Partners.

This is the standard of behaviour customers, suppliers and partners can expect from us and that we expect from them.

UKI Excluded Territories

As an operating company of Sage Group, Sage UKI is required to have procedures in place which ensures that as a company we do not do any business, directly or indirectly, with any Sanctions Target. Doing business includes any form of contractual arrangement, making payment to or receiving payment from any Sanctions Target and also entering into arrangements with third parties who Sage UKI are aware will sell or distribute Sage products to Sanctions Targets.

In addition to the Sage Group dictated targets the UKI business also prohibits trade with further countries where the British Treasury place restrictions on the ability to receive money from such countries.

We are prohibited from doing business with the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

In respect of Russia and Ukraine; internal approval is required for any direct or indirect business, as part of the governance process and the existing European sanctions.