By agreeing and committing to this Charter, each FIDI Affiliate undertakes to:
- Never make direct or indirect (via third parties including agents, suppliers or
customers) contact with an actual or potential competitor or other third party,
the object of which is to engage in cartel behaviour.
- Never propose or reach an agreement, whether directly or indirectly, formally or
informally, with actual or potential competitors, regarding any sensitive
competition-related issues, including:
–Dividing or sharing markets, customers or territories
–Rigging a competitive bidding process
- Report any indication or initiative of improper anticompetitive business conduct by an actual or potential competitor in accordance to your internal reporting procedure, including but not limited to, reporting to your legal department and/or to the relevant Anti-Trust authorities.
- Not to participate in a meeting of a trade association in which sensitive competition-related issues are discussed. If such subjects are raised during a meeting, employees of FIDI Affiliates must immediately ask for the discussion to end. If not, they must leave the meeting and ask for that to be noted in the minutes of the meeting.
- Ensure that all internal and external correspondence, including e-mails and texts, and documents, discussions and public statements do not contain any statements that might be misinterpreted by third parties or Anti-Trust authorities and courts in the context of a potential Anti-Trust investigation.
- Maintain independent judgment in pricing or selling of any products and/or services.
- Limit any information discussed during commercial negotiations, with or disclosed to competitors or other third parties, to that which is strictly necessary for completing or assessing the transaction.