Principle 10
Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

The conduct of DTT member firms and their people in the marketplace springs from DTT’s shared values and nine ethical principles which, amongst other core business principles, set the expectation that DTT member firm professionals demonstrate integrity, objectivity, and fair business practices in all their relationships with clients and other stakeholders. The Ethical Principles were developed as part of an internal multi-stakeholder process and were adopted by each of DTT’s member firms in 2004. The Ethical Principles have since become an integral part of DTT member firm business processes and practices including DTT’s “Professional Practice Manual,” which sets out rules and guidelines for expected behavior by member firm professionals in all business relationships.

All DTT member firms worldwide have appointed a national Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, drawn from the highest level of the member firm, whose responsibility it is to develop and continually monitor a national code of conduct. The codes of conduct serve as a guideline for expected corporate and personal conduct at all levels of each member firm. In addition to a number of other topics related to ethical professional behavior, DTT member firms are encouraged to include guidance on topics such as fraud; gifts, entertainment, gratuities, favors and other items of value; government contracting, transactions and relations; accuracy and management of financial records; and political contributions and activity.

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