Melbec Microbiology Business Ethics Policy

Melbec Microbiology expects that all its employees and its directors carry out their duties to the highest ethical standards and follow all relevant legal principles. The standard of this performance and behaviour is preserved across all the company’s dealings with employees, customers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders.

General Principles

The company and its employees will always demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, truthfulness, and honesty to uphold both personal and business reputations and to inspire confidence and trust in their respective actions. The company will conduct its business in a competent, fair, impartial, and efficient manner.

Health and Safety

The company is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees. There is a programme of regular health and safety audits and safety training.


The company respects the environment and the need to protect it and minimise the impact its operations have on it. It is engaged in a continuous programme of improvement on environmental issues.


All employees are treated with respect with equal employment opportunities given to all irrespective of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, maternity, marital status, family status, disability, age, or national origin. Employees are offered a safe and healthy workplace and the company will not accept any form of harassment.


The company will take reasonable care to avoid misleading statements, concealment, and overstatement in all its advertising and public statements. It will seek to build long term partnerships with its customers by being honest and straightforward. It will respect the confidentiality of any customer information it may obtain.


Suppliers will be chosen based on factors such as price, quality, delivery, service, and integrity. The company’s choice of suppliers will be made objectively.

Government, Regulators, and Legislators

The company will seek to comply with all international, national, and local legislation affecting its operations. It will strive to follow the best practice in corporate governance. It will meet its tax obligations. It will not make any financial contributions or offer support to any political party.

Giving and Receiving Gifts and Entertainment

Employees will neither seek nor except any gifts or favours from any person or business that does or seeks to do business with Melbec Microbiology. Gifts and favours may be given to others at the expense of the company if these are consistent with customary business practice and are not excessive in value.

Bribes and Corrupt Practice

The company does not allow the direct or indirect offer, payment, solicitation, or acceptance of bribes in any form.

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