Company Code of Conduct

Design Central (Bath) Limited trading as DCActiv has defined for itself the fundamental principles to ensure that business activities are performed in compliance with the law. This Code of Conduct is applicable to all contacts and dealings with customers, business partners, staff, suppliers, competitors and public officials.

In all instances, we respect national laws and any other laws with an international reach, such as the UK Bribery Act and the Modern Slavery Act, where relevant, and industry codes of conduct. We are committed to acting ethically in all aspects of our business and to maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

Equal opportunity and treatment

Our employees are selected based on their qualifications and skills. We offer equal opportunities for everyone. We do not discriminate or tolerate discrimination on grounds of ethnic or national origin, sex, religion, views, age, disability, sexual orientation, skin colour, political views, social background or any other characteristics protected by law.

We believe that a workplace should be safe and civilised and that employment must be freely chosen; we will not tolerate sexual harassment, discrimination or offensive behaviour of any kind, which includes the persistent demeaning of individuals through words or actions or the display or distribution of offensive material.

We will not tolerate the use, possession or distribution of illegal drugs, or our staff reporting for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

We will not knowingly create work which contains statements, suggestions or images offensive to general public decency and will give appropriate consideration to the impact of our work on minority segments of the population, whether that minority be by race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability.

We will not undertake work which is intended or designed to mislead, including in relation to social, environmental and human rights issues.

Occupational safety and healthcare

We are committed to our responsibility for the safety, health and wellbeing of our employees. We stive to preserve and promote the health, performance and job satisfaction of our employees through continuous improvements in the working environment.

Accounting and financial reporting

We comply with the statutory provisions for proper accounting and financial reporting.

Data Protection & IT Security

We treat all information relating to the company’s business, or to its clients, as confidential. We are committed to protecting client and employee data in accordance with national laws and industry codes.

Our Data Protection and IT Security Policy Statement provides more detail about our commitments in these areas.

Gifts, hospitality and invitations

We will not give, offer or accept bribes, whether in cash or otherwise, to or from any third party, including but not restricted to government officials, clients and brokers or their representatives.

We will not offer any items of personal inducement to secure business. This is not intended to prohibit appropriate entertainment or the making of occasional gifts of minor value unless the client has a policy which restricts this.

We will not accept for our personal benefit goods or services of more than nominal value from suppliers, potential suppliers or other third parties.

We will not have any personal or family conflicts of interest within our businesses or with our suppliers or other third parties with whom we do business.

Product Quality

We always endeavour to ensure our products and services are delivered to meet the specifications and quality criteria specified in the relevant contract documents.

Environmental impact and sustainability

Through our internal ESG practices and purchasing we strive to reduce our impact on the environment.