In accordance with its CSR Policy and ethical commitments, the Group bases its relations with public authorities on integrity and sincerity. It has defined the rules to be adopted in terms of influence policy in its Practical Guide to Ethics.
In terms of lobbying, and in line with its CSR Policy, the Group intends to defend its positions and actively contribute to debates in society, public decision-making, and regulations, as part of a constructive dialogue with public authorities and in partnership with its peers.
By applying its Practical Ethics Guide, ENGIE condemns influence peddling and corruption in all its forms. We will never fund political activities, including in countries where these donations are legally allowed.
We will uphold internationally agreed human rights in all of our relations with public authorities.
The Group exerts its influence, specifically in France and at European Union level, by joining professional associations that help it develop its positions by talking with its peers.
At the French level, the Group adheres to the following main associations: UFE (French Union of Electricity), AFG (French Gas Association), UPRIGAZ (Professional Union of Private Gas Industries), the Cercle de l'Industrie, AFEP (French Association of Private Enterprises). ENGIE's share of memberships in these associations devoted to the influence actions carried out by these associations on behalf of Group Headquarters, amounts to approximately € 450,000 in 2017.
At the European level, the Group adheres to the following main associations: AECA (European Community Association), Bettercoal, BusinessEurope, COGEN (European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration), EASE (European Association for Storage of Energy), EASEE GAS , EEF (European Energy Forum), European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), European Electrotechnical Energy Efficiency Services (ERTE), Eurelectric, EUROGAS, Euroheat and Power, GERG, GIE, Hydrogen Europe, NGVA, Sustainable Solar Biomass Partnership (SBP), Solar Power Europe, for a total membership amount of between 2 million and 2,250 million euros in 2017.