Our values, requirements, and ethical ambitions

As it is a performance driver and a reflection of the company’s values, ENGIE has decided to place ethics at the core of its strategy, management and the professional practices of its employees.To make ethics a part of everyday strategies, management styles, and professional practices, the Group has adopted compliance policies and procedures to manage and control them.  



Our 5 founding principles

  1. Corruption and fraud are strictly prohibited.
    No form of corruption or influence peddling, no matter how minor, will be tolerated.
    This includes : payments made to a public authority to expedite an action, involvement in political financing, issuing unjustified invoices, professional opportunities (including internships) outside HR procedures.

  2. Human rights must be respected.
    In line with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy, the Group condemns all forms of discrimination. Forced or child labor is prohibited. Freedom of association is respected. Local communities must be systematically taken into consideration.

  3. Environmental protection is a commitment that binds us.
    Environmental protection is at the core of the Group’s concerns and of its CSR commitments.
    Failing to conduct an impact assessment, whether environmental or societal, only doing so partially, or accepting suppliers’ practices that compromise our sustainability commitments, all breach our commitments.

  4. Laws and regulations apply to each of us.
    Respecting international sanctions and export control rules, fairness in our business practices and respecting competition are fundamental principles, regardless where we operate.
    Any agreement that restricts, favors, or penalizes competition (with or without resorting to defamation) is prohibited. Protecting the company, its employees, and its assets (personal data, sensitive information, or intellectual property, etc.) is imperative.

  5. Integrity and loyalty guide our relationships with third parties.
    In continuous interaction with public and semi-public authorities, ENGIE’s standards towards the quality of the projects it supports, the beneficiaries of its actions and the honest and transparent relationships it has with its stakeholders are very high.


These five principles apply in every circumstance to:

  • all Group employees, entities and subsidiaries in their daily business activities
  • relationships with customers and stakeholders (e.g. service providers, partners, investors, non-governmental organisations)
  • the society in which the Group operates (communities, municipalities, environment)