Association with Stakeholders

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Association with trade unions at both group and local level

ENGIE’s vigilance plan and its operational implementation are regularly presented to the employee representative bodies and representatives, via the existing committees: the Group European Works Council, and entities are also required to make a presentation according to applicable national law. Moreover, the plan is presented to the Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee for the Board of Directors. This approach was implemented as soon as the first vigilance plan was adopted within ENGIE.

At local level, entities must present the vigilance plan and the obligations arising from the law to their employee representative organisations. For entities that do not have employee representative institutions, entities are encouraged to present the approach directly to employees. The monitoring of these actions by the entities is integrated into the ethics compliance processes that are internal control and the annual ethics compliance report.

Since 2020, as part of each annual internal control campaign, a section has been specially dedicated to the vigilance plan in order to assess the level of deployment of the vigilance plan within the Group's entities, knowledge of the plan and of these obligations by the different managerial levels and the employees (presentation and exchanges within the Management Committees and institutions representing the personnel of each entity; Information of employees, etc.). 


ENGIE renews its global agreement on fundamental rights and social responsibility

ENGIE signed, on January 20, 2022, with the global trade union federations BWI, IndustriALL and PSI, as well as with representative French trade unions at ENGIE level (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and FO), an agreement on fundamental rights and social responsibility. The agreement is in line with the global agreement signed in 2010.

This is a tool that helps the deployment of the vigilance approach (the agreement provides a common set of guarantees for all ENGIE employees worldwide, for example), the content of which was negotiated with the social partners. It is also a mechanism for monitoring the vigilance approach in consultation with the social partners insofar as a monitoring body, the global Forum, will meet at least once a year and will supplement the international social dialogue mechanisms already in place. Finally, ENGIE's duty of vigilance is the subject of reinforced social dialogue within the framework of the global agreement since working group discussion sessions have been launched with the global union federations and the representative union organizations at group level (the objective being to see together how they can help to strengthen vigilance and contribute to the whistleblowing system in a constructive way at global level).


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Dialogue with stakeholders at operational level: a Group objective

In order to prevent and manage the human rights, environmental and societal impacts of its activities as effectively as possible, ENGIE has adopted a specific "dialogue with stakeholders" policy, which is part of the Group's CSR policy.
Dialogue with stakeholders is part of ENGIE's development strategy. The dialogue policy makes it possible to identify risks while providing the means to prevent, reduce or offset the various social, societal and environmental impacts of the Group's activities. It is part of the Group's commercial strategy as an added value element of our commercial offer. It is complementary to the environmental policy, with which it is closely coordinated. ENGIE's policy of "dialogue with stakeholders" includes several elements: a Group objective, a toolbox, a training programme and operational support from the CSR Department.
In 2021, 36% of activities, projects, industrial sites and projects being dismantled were subject to an appropriate dialogue and consultation mechanism. The goal is to reach 100% by 2030.

For more information, see the web page, Stakeholder engagement: the Group's methodology


A Dialogue Committee with stakeholders

The Group is committed to building sustained dialogue with each of its stakeholders. In 2021, ENGIE set up a Dialogue Committee with its stakeholders as well as an access space to support sensitive projects.