Ethics governance adapted to current challenges
With more than 154,950 employees working on six continents, ENGIE understands the importance of establishing an efficient governance system for ethical matters. Ethics are driven and overseen at the highest level of ENGIE, by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and by the General Secretary, member of the Executive Committee and the Group Ethics Officer. Ethics and compliance responsibilities are set out for every level of management.
The Group’s committees for ethics governance
The Board of Directors’ Ethics, Environment and Sustainability Committee oversees compliance with the Group’s values and ethics principles. In particular, it regularly monitors the deployment of the group’s Ethics Charter, the Ethics in Practice Guidelines, and the performance of the network of 176 ethics officers. On an annual basis, it also examines the directions and priority actions in ethics and compliance.
The Ethics Officer Steering Committee, chaired by the Group Ethics Officer and made up of Ethics and Compliance Division managers and Business Line Ethics Officers, drives and oversees the implementation of the Ethics action plans and verifies the operational feasibility of the measures proposed.
The Compliance Committee, chaired by the Group Ethics Officer, drives and verifies the implementation of compliance procedures. It notes breaches and ensures the appropriate treatments have been applied. It reports to governance bodies and Executive Management on the application and oversight of ENGIE ethics systems.
Ethical compliance management
Ethical compliance management is a set of procedures designed to steer ethics practices using four guiding principles: managerial involvement and responsibility, which showcases exemplary actions; continuous improvement of practices; the search for synergies between functional and operational agents; and the perception of ethical compliance as a contribution to the Group’s global performance.
In the current economic crisis and changing business environment, ENGIE considers ethics as a lever for creating value and stimulating progress on a daily basis and in all businesses.