ENGIE bases its policy on Ethics and Compliance on four simple and precise principles of action.

Definitions

Ethics refers to the concrete application of what is morally acceptable in different settings. It involves a practical set of questions about what can and cannot be done in specific situations.

Adopting ethical behavior means acting in accordance with a set of values in every circumstance.

Compliance includes all of the procedures in place to respond to the Group’s ethical objectives. It ensures that appropriate measures are taken to put our commitments into action.

Ethical requirement and ambition

As it is a performance driver and a reflection of the company’s values, ENGIE has decided to place ethics at the core of its strategy, management and the professional practices of its employees. With that in mind, the Group has allocated the resources it needs to manage and control all ethics procedures, tracking how the actions it takes comply with its commitments.

Group commitments

ENGIE’s ethics and compliance policy is rooted in four principles:

1. Act in accordance with laws and regulations

In every circumstance, Group employees and entities must observe international, federal, national and local law, as well as business ethics rules pertaining to their activities.

2. Behave honestly and promote a culture of integrity

Honesty and integrity must govern both business and interpersonal relationships, and everyday professional practices. As a consequence, ENGIE encourages reporting of ethical incidents. No employee may be sanctioned for using a reporting measure for these incidents, selflessly, in good faith, and in accordance with the conditions set out by the law.

3. Be loyal

Commitments must be kept ; communications are done in good faith, and with a spirit of providing sincere information.

4. Respect others

ENGIE attaches the utmost importance to tolerance, respect for the rights of persons, their  dignity and their singularity, and to respecting different cultures.

These four principles apply in every circumstance to:

-    all Group employees, entities and subsidiaries in their daily business activities

-    relationships with customers and stakeholders (e.g. service providers,  partners, investors, non-governmental organisations)

-    the society in which the Group operates (communities, municipalities, environment)