Gaw Capital Partners is committed to ensuring that our business activities are conducted in accordance with high level of ethical standards. It is our belief that an effective corporate governance is imperative to achieve our long-term strategic objective of maximizing the interest of our stakeholders, while managing the sustainability development to protect our environment.
- Code of Conduct
Responsibility to Community
We are committed to pursuing sustainability as an integral component of our business strategy, driving transactions that generate commercial, environmental and social returns. Our commitment to sustainability is driven through our global standards, the management of our internal operations, the investment we make and the due diligence applied to all transactions we engage. We are also committed to creating a lasting community impact by building trusting relationships with partners and prospective sellers in various locations / target markets, including real estate brokerage firms, investors, established property operators and well-known developers.
Treat Others with Dignity and Respect
Our multi-faceted group of professionals from diverse fields in real estate acquisitions, asset management, legal regulations and finance are the foundation of our strengths and capabilities. We are committed to providing a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. Our policies promote equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment. We believe that by respecting others, appreciating diverse points of view, and encouraging diversity within our company will foster a richer level of discourse that will enhance the value we bring to our clients.
We therefore expect that all relationships in the workplace will be business-like and free of bias, discrimination, harassment and violence. Misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other forms of unprofessional behaviour is strictly prohibited and not tolerated in the workplace or otherwise.
Combating Financial Crime; Reporting Suspicious Transactions
Money laundering is the attempt to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership or control of money related to illegal activity, and our employees should recognize that real estate can be used as a vehicle to launder money.
Our employees should be aware that not only is financial crime illegal, resulting in civil and criminal penalties, but it can also severely damage our company’s brand and undermines our business and exposes us to severe penalties. It is therefore of critical importance that the employees strictly observe all applicable anti-money laundering and/or counter-terrorist financing laws and regulations, and report suspicious transactions promptly.
- Conflict of Interest
Our employees are expected to abide by the following policies and procedures which impose limits on their personal activities in order to avoid actual or potential conflicts of interest, such conflicts may include (but are not limited to) situations where:
(i) Gaw Capital employees’ private interest interferes, or even appears to interfere, in some way with the interests of Gaw Capital;
(ii) Gaw Capital employees take actions or have interests that may make it difficult to perform their work for Gaw Capital objectively and effectively;
(iii) Gaw Capital employees’, or members of their family, receive improper personal benefits as a result of their position in Gaw Capital;
(iv) loans to, or guarantees of obligations of, Gaw Capital employees and members of their family may create conflicts of interest
Gaw Capital employees must adhere to the principle that all business decisions and actions must be in the best interests of our company and clients. Accordingly, Gaw Capital employees may not have outside interests that conflict or appear to conflict with the best interests of Gaw Capital Partners or our clients.
- Anti-bribery Policy
All our employees are committed to adhere to high standards of business and professional and ethical conduct. Our policy sets out that our employees must comply fully with all the Applicable Laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where it conducts business.
We are obliged to ensuring that no bribes, kickbacks or similar gifts, payments or advantages are solicited from or given or offered to any person, whether in public or private sector, for any purpose. Our employees must strictly comply with the Applicable Laws on anti-bribery and anti-corruption. Under no circumstances should any employees offer bribes to any person or company for the purpose of influencing such person or company (including executive members or employees of regulatory authorities or the government) in obtaining or retaining business for, or directing business to us.