Why is compliance important?
By complying with the Shire’s Statement of Purchasing Ethics, you will be able to advance your business objectives and interests in a fair and ethical manner. As all Shire suppliers of goods and services are required to comply with this Statement, compliance will not disadvantage you in any way.
You should also be aware of the consequences of not complying with the Shire’s ethical requirements when doing business with the Shire. Improper or unethical conduct could lead to a contract not being awarded, termination of contract or loss of future work with the Shire. Overall business reputation can also be detrimentally affected if corrupt and criminal behaviour is made public.
Complying with the Shire’s purchasing principles will also prepare your business for dealing with the ethical requirements of other local governments and public sector agencies should you choose to do business with them.