The vigilance plan and its operational implementation are regularly presented to the employee representative bodies and representatives, via the existing committees: the European Works Council, the Ethics, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee and the Board of Directors.
A draft global framework agreement is currently being negotiated between ENGIE, three international trade union federations (INDUSTRIALL, IBB, ISP) and a special negotiation group made up of some fifteen employee representatives from various Group BUs.
This negotiation follows the expiry of the framework agreement already signed within ENGIE in 2010. It is part of a CSR approach and the Group's desire to set social standards for its employees throughout the world.
The draft agreement addresses the following issues in particular: fundamental rights, ethics and compliance, health, safety and well-being at work, social protection and social inclusion.
Negotiations began in September 2020 and are expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2021.
At local level, entities must present the vigilance plan and the obligations arising from the law to their employee representative organisations.
In addition, societal risks are mapped at the level of industrial activities through a dialogue process with stakeholders deployed in the Group's entities. This six-step approach (see URD section 3.6.2) allows for tailored action plans produced and monitored.
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 self-assessment by the BUs, a toolbox, a training programme and operational support from the CSR Department.
In 2020, ENGIE achieved its objective of 100% of industrial activities subject to an adapted mechanism of dialogue and consultation. As of 2021, societal plans will be deployed on an expanded scope of services, projects and sites undergoing dismantling.
For more information, see the web page, Stakeholder engagement: the Group's methodology