At each organizational level, Ethics & Compliance Officers produce an annual report on the work and progress accomplished by their entity in this area. This report is submitted to the relevant supervising entity and accompanied by a compliance letter from the manager certifying his or her commitment to the application of the ethics and compliance program within the organization for which he or she is responsible. The consolidated annual compliance report resulting from this process is submitted to the Group’s Executive Committee and to the ENGIE Board of Directors’ Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee (EESDC).
The respect of ethics principles policies, including especially those relating to prevention of corruption, influence peddling and fraud risks, risk of violation of the embargo policy, of risk of lack of protection of personal data and risk of infringement on human rights, is integrated into the INCOME internal control program. Internal and external audits are performed to assess policy implementation and, where applicable, define areas of improvement.
The Group is also engaged in external audit processes of its ethics and compliance system.
In 2015 the Group anti-corruption system was awarded certification by Mazars, an accounting and auditing firm, and ADIT, a business intelligence firm.
In 2018, ENGIE was awarded ISO 37001 certification in respect of its anti-bribery management systems by ETHIC Intelligence, a certification agency specialized in the certification of corruption prevention programs. This certification was renewed in 2019 and 2020 following surveillance audits.
In 2021 ENGIE launched its second IS0 37001 certification audit campaign with the support of EuroCompliance, a certification agency specialized in the certification of corruption prevention programs. As a result, the Group was awarded a new ISO 37001 certificate in 2021. This certification was renewed in 2022 following a surveillance audit.
All these certification audits were carried out at ENGIE group level as well as in several operational entities, this scope representing, taken as a whole, the Group’s activities, both geographically and in terms of businesses.