Benchmarks and affiliations
ENGIE strives to develop the highest standards relating to ethical practices and transparency.
Adoption of key international texts
ENGIE’s action principles are rooted within the framework of international benchmarks, in particular:
- the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Additional Protocols;
- the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO);
- the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises laid down by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD);
- the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Adherence to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
The energy Exploration & Production sector generates a substantial income for both countries and companies. ENGIE stresses the importance of transparency and encourages the countries and companies involved in the extractive industries to publicly declare any payments made by the industry to the host countries.
The EITI significantly increases the opportunities for civil society and local populations to understand how resources are being used. ENGIE officially became a “supporting company” in July 2009 and has published since then information on payments concerning European countries and EITI supporters where the Group conducts exploration and production activities.
What is the EITI?
The EITI is a coalition founded in 2002. It brings together nations, companies, civil society organizations, investors and international organizations. The aim of the initiative is to promote greater transparency in governance and greater responsibility in the management of revenue flows from the oil and gas industries. Its goal: to establish an international standard under which companies undertake to declare the payments they make and countries to declare the amounts they receive.. To date, over 50 of the world’s largest oil, gas and mining companies have chosen to become EITI supporting companies.
Taxe REVENUES and capital expenditure 2014
(Exploration & Production)
(All figures are in € millions)
*credit received from our JV partners in relation to expenses from the prior year
Commitment to “Entreprises pour les Droits de l’Homme” (EDH)
The respect for Human Rights and particularly their inclusion in how companies organize and conduct their business activities represent a major priority for companies.
Eight companies, either French or from French-speaking countries, decided to work together in this area and to sign up to EDH – Companies for Human Rights. These are AREVA, BNP Paribas, Casino, EDF, Sanofi-Aventis, STMicroelectronics and ENGIE. The goal is to contribute to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights being implemented in company operations through the following actions:
- reciprocal exchange and sharing of practices with other parties, particularly other companies;
- development of solutions to improve these practices, together and with the main stakeholders in this field;
- articipation in the development of ideas in France and in other countries on ways to incorporate this dimension into their management systems and tools;
- involvement in the promotion of human rights in the workplace.
EDH and BLIHR
EDH is inspired by the work carried out since 2003 by the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) and is keen to add its own contributions from French-speaking culture. The BLIHR currently has 13 multinational companies, including AREVA. Its Honorary President is Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and member of the “Haut Conseil de la Francophonie” (High Council for the French-speaking World).
Fighting against corruption alongside Transparency International France
ENGIE is a member of the French section of Transparency International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the fight against corruption. Under this partnership, Transparency International France was able to advise Group subsidiaries on corruption risk analysis.