Company policies

Code of ethics

NIE Networks is committed to doing business safely, honestly, legally and ethically. Our Code of Ethics sets out the behaviours expected from all our people. The underlying principle of the Code is that we will strive to perform our duties in accordance with the highest standards of safety, integrity, loyalty, fairness and confidentiality and that we will comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. All third parties with whom we do business are also expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Code.

Prevention of fraud

NIE Networks has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy against fraud and other related unlawful activities. We are committed to the prevention of fraud as set out in our Policy on Fraud and other related unlawful activities.

Prevention of bribery and corruption

NIE Networks takes a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships wherever it operates and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery. Our Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy sets out the Company’s approach and what is required of, and providing guidance to, employees and management. The policy applies to all individuals working at all levels within the Company, and also consultants, contractors and agents acting for the Company.

Prevention of Modern Slavery

Our Policy on Modern Slavery sets out our zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to ensure that it is not taking place within our business or in any of our supply chains. Our Contractors and suppliers must conduct themselves at all times in accordance with the principles enshrined in the policy. NIE Networks' Modern Slavery Act statement can be accessed by clicking here.

Requirements for Contractors – Business Ethics

NIE Networks sets out its requirements for contractors in relation to Business Ethics matters, including compliance with legislation and policies, in the following document : Requirements for Contractors - Business Ethics

Customer Engagement

NIE Networks’ Connections Customer Engagement Policy sets out the principles that our people need to follow to avoid anti-competitive behaviour and to ensure we treat all our customers in a fair and transparent way.

Whistleblowing Arrangements

NIE Networks has arrangements in place whereby employees can safely raise a concern about a serious malpractice or wrongdoing in the workplace – set out in the Whistleblowing Policy. The arrangements also apply to agency staff, trainees, consultants and contractors while working for the company. If a member of the public wishes to raise a concern about a serious malpractice or wrongdoing at NIE Networks this can be raised with the Company Secretary, Ruth Conacher, 120 Malone Road Belfast BT9 5HT, email ruth.conacher@nienetworks.co.uk.

Health and Safety

NIE Networks is fully committed to protecting the Health and Safety of our colleagues, contractors and the people we serve. This commitment is set out in our Health and Safety Policy Statement.

Environment Policy Statement

Environmental impacts are considered in all areas of our business – see our Environmental Statement

Asset management

NIE Networks’ Asset Management Policy sets out our commitment to the development and maintenance of a safe and secure electricity network, through the application of a robust and auditable asset management system. Our Asset Management Strategy is the link from our corporate objectives and Asset Management Policy to the detailed plans that define how we specify, output and maintain our asset base.

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