Gifts, Entertainment or Favors to Government Officials
No result sought by a ONE Gas employee, officer or board member ever justifies bribery. Providing or receiving an improper payment is a serious violation of the Code and in many cases the law.
It is illegal and a violation of this Code for any employee, officer or board member to offer, promise, or give, directly or indirectly, a gratuity or anything of value, regardless of amount, to induce or influence a business or government decision or to secure an improper advantage. Examples of payments that may be forbidden include cash, gifts, meals, entertainment, business opportunities, offers of employment, contributions to charitable organizations and more. These activities could be considered bribery or corruption.