Right answer because:
Sometimes it can feel like there is a good reason for doing the wrong thing. It can even feel like “justice”. And when there is pressure or agreement from a partner on taking an illegal course of action, it can be tempting to do so. Never be tempted.
There are no circumstances in which acting illegally or doing the wrong thing can ever be right. So even when we feel we have not been treated fairly, we cannot try to rectify this through illicit means.
In this case, if we were to agree with our partner, we would be colluding together against the customer. Our Code clearly says,
“We never collude with a partner to misrepresent facts or disadvantage a customer.”
It also requires us to:
“Accurately and transparently represent any pricing or other information submitted as part of a bid or proposal, or as a part of delivering our work.”
“Ensure that all statements, claims and data you present to prospective or existing customers are accurate and truthful. Do not provide false or misleading information.”
We cannot and must not go against our Code, and we would risk our reputation if we were to do so.