Prevention of harassment and discrimination
As part of its policy of respect for persons, the Group does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment or violence in the workplace. This commitment is part of the regulatory and judicial context which, in many countries, incriminates not only the actions and behaviours themselves, but also employers who fail to implement sufficient preventative measures. Respect for people is one of the key commitments of the Group Code of Ethics, and it is upheld by every Group employee, irrespective of his or her position within the Group.
More specifically, directors take all necessary measures to prevent discrimination, harassment and physical and emotional violence in their entities by striving to make employees aware of the risks of harassment and discrimination, raise awareness among managers on ways of preventing and fighting harassment and discrimination, communicate regularly on the ethics and compliance whistleblowing system
and apply the appropriate sanctions in the event of proven wrongdoings. All cases reported via the whistleblowing system are processed in accordance with the Group’s zero tolerance policy.