Ethics and Compliance

Our Commitment to Integrity and Responsibility

At It Just So Happens, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and compliance. As a remote-only business, we ensure that our practices are transparent, inclusive, and environmentally conscious. Here’s how we uphold our principles:

Anti-Bribery Policy

We have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, in compliance with the Bribery Act 2010:

  • Prohibition of Bribery: No acceptance of gifts unless approved by the founder
  • Gifts and Hospitality: We operate without a physical office, ensuring minimal opportunities for inappropriate gifts.
  • Reporting Procedures: Concerns can be confidentially reported to

Anti-Slavery Policy

We are committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking, in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  • Zero Tolerance: We ensure our operations and supply chain are free from modern slavery.
  • Supplier Due Diligence: Thorough checks on all suppliers and partners.
  • Employee Training: Regular training to help recognise and report signs of modern slavery.

Code of Conduct

Our code outlines the ethical standards we expect from our team and partners:

  • Inclusivity and Fairness: Selection based on skills and portfolio, irrespective of race, disability, or other characteristics.
  • Integrity: Upholding honesty and transparency in all interactions.
  • Professionalism: Maintaining the highest standards of conduct and performance.

Environmental Policy

As a remote-only business, we minimise our environmental impact:

  • Low Impact Operations: Limited overheads, primarily software and legal registrations.
  • Sustainability Practices: Commitment to reducing our carbon footprint through efficient digital operations.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regular reviews to enhance our environmental sustainability.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

As a women-owned business, we prioritise diversity and inclusion, ensuring a fair and equitable environment for all:

  • Equal Opportunity: Focus on skills and portfolio, ensuring a fair selection process.
  • Inclusive Culture: Promoting a culture where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • Support Programmes: Initiatives to support and enhance diversity within our team.

Health and Safety Policy

We prioritise the health and safety of our team, including mental health, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974:

  • Safe Working Environment: Guidelines to ensure a safe remote working setup.
  • Mental Health: Encouraging offline time and limiting communications to Slack during work hours to maintain work-life balance.
  • Training and Support: Regular training and support to address health and safety issues.

AI Usage Policy

Our approach to AI ensures ethical and transparent use:

  • Transparency: Clear communication about AI usage in our processes.
  • Privacy Protection: Ensuring that AI usage complies with our updated privacy policy.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Regular assessments to ensure ethical AI practices.
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