We herewith confirm that ING Bank N.V. and its subsidiaries are fully committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations concerning the prevention of conflict of interest as well as of corruption and bribery, and that these entities have issued and implemented compliance and risk management procedures in this respect, including the ING Gifts, Entertainment and Anti-Bribery Policy which is applicable to ING employees worldwide.
Additionally, ING Group’s Executive Board has issued the following Zero Tolerance Bribery Statement on ing.com: “Our values guide the way we behave as individuals and the way we do business. At the heart of our values are the ING Business Principles. One of these Business Principles states that we act with integrity, behaving fairly, honestly and lawfully so we can continue to earn the trust of all our stakeholders.
ING Group’s Executive Board expects all our employees to always do business in accordance with the highest standards of ethical behavior and honesty. This also means we are committed to the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery. Bribery is a criminal offence and is a clear violation of the ING Business Principles. We do not and will not pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose, nor do we or will we accept bribes or improper inducements or anything that could be perceived as such.