Summary of ENGIE’s position on the 10th Principle against corruption

  • Commitment and Policy

    • The Group’s public commitment to fight against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery ENGIE asserts its culture of integrity through corporate communications that demonstrate to employees and partners a policy of zero tolerance for corruption, and also through its commitment and participation in several multilateral initiatives.
    • Commitment to comply with laws, notably to measures designed to fight corruption
      “Acting in accordance with laws and regulations” is the first of the Group’s four fundamental principles outlined in its Ethics Charter. This commitment was reiterated in public statements made by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, as well as in the company’s annual reports.
  • Implementation

    • Anti-corruption commitments: putting principles into action
      ENGIE has identified sensitive areas, developed key principles, appointed officers and set up an organization to enact and oversee its commitments, while ensuring continuous improvement. The 2010-2012 Integrity Action Plan coordinated by the Ethics and Compliance Division lists all the key measures related to this effort.
    • Fight against corruption: support from executive management
      Messages from executive management are published on the Group intranet and in its Sustainability Reports.
      • “An ethical company is a sustainable company. This is one of my core beliefs. This is the project we must pursue for ENGIE.” Gérard Mestrallet (Group intranet)
      • “We cannot tolerate any mishaps when it comes to ethics.” Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE Ethics Officers’ Conference, October 2011
    • Anti-corruption communication and training for all employees
      All documents and publications dealing with integrity (frame of reference, guidelines, etc.) are available on the Group’s intranet, where they can be accessed by all Group entities. The Ethics and Compliance Division has put together an extensive training program devoted to the fight against corruption.
    • Self-assessment of compliance with the integrity frame of reference in anti-corruption matters
      Four self-assessment forms are available for all employees on the intranet site.
  • Oversight

    • Oversight and continuous improvement procedures
      The Group’s procedure for oversight and continuous improvement in ethics and integrity relies on several pillars: Governance, Risk Management, audits and oversight, annual compliance procedure, procedure for managing ethics information from business lines, and entities.


Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
ENGIE has served as a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) since 2009. Every year, ENGIE publishes the payment records of its Exploration & Production activities (gas and oil extraction). Currently, the Group provides information on the amounts of payments made to governments and revenues in the five EITI member countries where it operates: Germany, England, Norway, Netherlands and Azerbaijan.


ENGIE is a founding member of Companies for Human Rights (EDH), which the Group also chairs. The goal is to “bring together French-speaking businesses that want to use their activities to protect human rights and apply the terms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10, 1948; the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of December 16, 1966; and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of December 16, 1966.”