Obeying the Law

We are committed to complying with both the letter and the spirit of the laws and regulations that govern our business.

Anti-Boycott Laws

We comply with all U.S. laws pertaining to foreign boycotts. These "anti-boycott" laws are the 1977 amendments to the Export Administration Act (EAA) and the Ribicoff Amendment to the 1976 Tax Reform Act (TRA). Conduct that may be penalized under the TRA and/or prohibited under the export administration regulations includes:

Any employee who receives a request to participate in or support a foreign boycott must immediately report it to the ethics officer. All requests for boycott information shall be reported to the U.S. Government.

Bribes and Kickbacks

In-Depth Engineering does not accept favors from potential business partners in exchange for business decisions, and does not offer favors to potential customers in return for business.

We recognize that offering or accepting a gift or gratuity in exchange for favorable treatment or to secure business could subject the corporation and individuals to criminal prosecution. The corporation and employees understand that we never offer, give, solicit, or accept items such as cash, loans, travel, invitations to attend or participate in activities such as sporting events or trips, or other things of value in order to secure business or in return for giving business. This prohibition applies across the board to all of our business relationships, whether those relationships are with the government or with private sector entities.

Byrd Amendment

The Byrd Amendment, 31 U.S.C.1352 prohibits the use of appropriated funds by recipients of a “federal contract” for purposes of influencing or attempting to influence federal officials in connection with a “federal action,” such as the awarding of a “federal contract.” The act prohibits contractors from using appropriated funds for lobbying in connection with a contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement with a federal agency. Furthermore, the act requires the contractor to disclose to the federal agency involved its lobbying activities connected with such contract, grant, or loan when the contract amount exceeds $100,000 regardless of whether the activities are funded with appropriated funds.

In-Depth Engineering takes seriously the Byrd Amendment and will not engage in any relationships whereby federal funds are used to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence, officials of the U.S. government including members of congress and their staff in the connection with the award or modification of U.S. government contracts.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act, and the anti-corruption laws of other countries in which we may someday do business may restrict the corporation from offering or giving business courtesies to any foreign official, any foreign political party or official of a foreign political party, or any candidate for foreign political office. Officials or employees of companies owned or controlled by a foreign government are considered “foreign officials” under the FCPA. In-Depth Engineering employees who travel to other countries on behalf of the corporation , including employees of wholly owned subsidiaries, and others doing business on behalf of In-Depth Engineering must seek the advice of the ethics officer prior to such engagement to ensure that such conduct is in strict compliance with the FCPA.

Government Investigations and Inquiries

In-Depth Engineering employees are required to cooperate with all internal investigations as well as investigations conducted by the government. Employees may not destroy or alter documents, data, or records. Intentionally lying or misleading an investigator is unacceptable and may lead to disciplinary actions up to dismissal.