Ethics and Compliance Policy
Every day, in many ways, Prosper pays attention to the importance of conducting business in an ethical way, in line with the culture of Prosper. This is a culture based on shared values, where unethical behaviour is not tolerated.
Prosper is committed to conducting business on the basis of honesty, integrity, loyalty and openness. To Prosper, a good reputation is just as valuable as our employees and our brand.
Prosper has implemented an ethics and compliance program with a strong focus on anti-bribery and corruption, and trade compliance. This program introduced an extensive set of measures to enhance internal control and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
The ethics and compliance program has a solid foundation built on Prosper’s philosophy, shared values and code of conduct. These give clear guidance to everyone on how Prosper expects professionals to behave. Advice and training are provided to help employees understand their responsibilities, such as the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy and e-learning modules on conducting business with integrity. Colleagues and business partners with concerns related to the code of conduct can always speak up to management, or use the Speak Up line without fear of negative impacts. Prosper adheres to the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates. Prosper is committed to compliance with all anti-bribery and corruption laws.
CODE OF CONDUCT
At Prosper, we want to conduct a successful business, always in the right way. We call this “doing good business." We believe that our company can only remain successful if we all conduct our business in line with our company principles: integrity and loyalty. Because we want to safeguard and build on our excellent reputation.
Respect in all relationships
We actively contribute to respectful environments where all cooperate as one team. Therefore each employee is expected to treat all others equally. We will recruit, hire and promote employees solely on the basis of their skills and capabilities which are relevant to the job. Employees avoid all forms of discrimination, such as discrimination based on gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, political opinion or social origin. They also refrain from behavior that may harm others, such as verbal or physical violence, harassment and intimidation. Employees should be free to express differing opinions and concerns without having to fear repercussions.
Conflicts of interests
Working at a professional organization means that we work and act with objectivity, only in the best interests of Prosper. We believe that business is business, and there is no place for secret, personal benefits or commercial side activities. Employees are not allowed to use company information, resources or their business position for personal gain. Sometimes your duty towards your employer may conflict with a more personal interest you might have towards family, friends or even yourself. In these situations, employees should communicate in a transparent manner with there colleagues and manager. You are expected to be open and honest and avoid even the appearance of a possible conflict of interest and in such cases, withdraw from the business issue.
Protecting confidential information
Employees make sure that all confidential information is preserved and protected in a professional manner. This applies to confidential information of others as well as our own. Confidential information is information that can give a competitive advantage and/or is privacy related. You only reveal our company’s confidential information to anyone outside the company with proper protection. You respect and use confidential information of others (like our competitors) only in so far as you have a legal right to do so.
Protecting our ICT
We can only continue our success when our ICT is correctly used and properly protected by all users. Incorrect use costs not only time and money, but it also creates various risks to employees and our company. To avoid these risks, we have created regulations governing the use of ICT resources and established control measures to ensure that our regulations are observed.
This Policy was approved on 15 December 2018