A Group ethics and compliance policy
In 2016, the EDF group Executive Committee adopted the Group Ethics & Compliance Policy (PECG), which comprises the Company's compliance programmes as well as the main rules that executive directors must know, observe and enforce within their entities, which are strictly aligned with the risks of these entities.
This is a single document forming the overarching reference for the Group ethic Charter (launched in 2013) and code of conduct, Ethics and Compliance (published in 2017), updated as new applicable rules are published and subjected to audit.
The PECG currently include nine compliance programmes :
- preventing the risk of corruption with a specific focus on integrity checks on business relations, and limitations on gifts and entertainment;
- financial ethics (including prevention of the risk of money laundering and the financing of terrorism, prevention of market abuse, and compliance with EMIR rules);
- preventing breaches of competition law;
- preventing conflicts of interest;
- protection of the security of personal data;
- the fight against fraud;
- the fight against harassment and discrimination;
- compliance with sector regulations (including REMIT and dual-use goods);
- and compliance with international sanctions programmes.