Our Ethics & Compliance approach
A strong message of zero tolerance with respect to ethics – especially in the fight against fraud and corruption – runs throughout the Group’s ethics and compliance framework. This message is regularly communicated by the Chief Executive Officer the Group’s Presidency and passed on by managers at all Group levels.
ENGIE’s ethical commitment is managed at the highest level of the Group, under the impetus of the Group’s Board of Directors and General Management.
The assessment of ethical risks, taking into account specificities of ENGIE activities, is included in the Group’s annual risk analysis process (ERM).
In line with current regulations, ENGIE has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to corruption and violations of human rights.
Embargoes are restrictive measures put in place unilaterally by a State or international governmental organisation that impact international economic transactions and the free movement of people as a kind of sanction.
For the ENGIE Group, ethical principles are the fundamental basis of any interest representation activities. That is why the ENGIE Group has created a Code of Conduct for Lobbying, which applies to any lobbyists acting on behalf of the Group, whether they are a Group employee or representative.
In the field of Ethics and Compliance and as well as in Data Privacy, is a powerful tool for spreading the importance of Ethics and integrity throughout the Group. It is an absolute priority.
As part of the Group's constant drive to deepen its commitment to ethics and to provide easy-to-use tools for anyone to report inappropriate situations or those that are not in line with our principles or current laws and regulations, ENGIE has put in place a whistleblowing System that is open to all employees and stakeholders (suppliers, sub-contractors, unions, NGOs, etc.).
The monitoring of the implementation of the Group’s Ethics, and Compliance & Privacy policies is based on an annual compliance procedure and a dashboard of some 15 indicators (including the distribution of ethics documentation, training, implementation of ethics policies, etc.).