Clarks is committed to complying with all relevant trade sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws and regulations in each jurisdiction that it operates in. At Clarks we have internal policies and processes designed to ensure that Clarks comply with the legal and regulatory requirements applicable. We also ensure that our trading agreements which govern our relationship with our customers and suppliers clearly state that we expect our business partners to also be compliant with all relevant legislation.
Clarks' AML Policy and supporting procedures are designed to ensure that it complies with the requirements and obligations set out in legislation, regulations, rules and Industry Guidance. The AML Policy sets out the minimum standards which must be complied with by Clarks.
Clarks' Sanctions Policy and supporting processes are designed to ensure that it complies with all applicable trade sanctions laws in every jurisdiction in which it operates. We have an oversight programme in place to ensure this happens.
Clarks' Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy and supporting procedures are designed to underpin Clarks' commitment to conducting its business honestly and ethically wherever it operates with a zero tolerance approach towards bribery and corruption. The policy sets out Clarks' employees responsibilities in complying with Clarks' obligations in relation to Anti-bribery and Corruption rules and regulations. It also provides information and guidance to those working for Clarks' on how to recognise and deal with bribery and corruption issues. As with AML and sanctions risk, Clarks expects its business partners to also have a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption within their business as well as full compliance with all rules and regulations in each jurisdiction in which they operate.
One of Clarks key principles is “We operate with integrity and honesty” and our policies and processes are designed to demonstrate this consistently across our global operations and in all our business dealings.