Whistleblowing system

Evolution of the whistleblowing system

The "Sapin II" law of December 9th 2016, related to transparency, fight against corruption and modernization of economic life, requires from companies the implementation of a collection of reports when the meet the thresholds set by the law (Articles 6-17).

It gives a definition of the whistleblower, it organizes the reporting procedure and it devotes a whistleblower protection scheme.

In order to meet the requirements of the law, EDF is upgrading its existing ethics alert and compliance system.

A whistleblower's Support Guide will be provided to employees when the new system will be implemented, in order to present the organization and the reporting procedure to be followed to benefit from the whistleblower protection scheme offered by the law.

Instructions for use will also be provided to employees to guide them when using the system.

This whistleblowing system will be made available to all EDF Group's employees or employees of an external contractor working casually at EDF Group in France and abroad (excluding regulated sector subsidiaries) from April 30, 2018 onwards. In the meantime, the current whistleblowing system may always be used by completing the form below.

The referent of the EDF Group's ethics alert and compliance system, appointed by the Executive Committee, is the Group Ethics & Compliance Division (in French, Direction Éthique & Conformité Groupe, aka DECG).

You can already send to the referent your questions at the following address: sg-decg-ethique-et-conformite@edf.fr

Who is this system for?

This whistleblowing system is available to EDF Group's employees or employees of an external contractor working casually at EDF Group (excluding regulated sector subsidiaries).

If you are a customer, please contact your sales office for any question regarding your electricity and / or gas contract.

If you are a supplier, please visit our suppliers dedicated section.

When to use it?

Any Group employee as well as any employee of an external contractor working casually at EDF Group can alert any member from the management line, the Ethics & Compliance Officer or the executive director of his/her entity, should he/she meet a situation that is contrary to the principles and rules from the Group Code of Ethics and the Ethics and Compliance Code of conduct.

If, given the situation, it appears inappropriate to report the matter to the Ethics & Compliance Officer or to an executive director, you can, in confidence and without any risk, directly report it to the Group Ethics & Compliance Division (DECG) using the form available below.

The legitimate rights and interests of the whistleblower, along with those who may be involved, are protected according to the applicable legal conditions.

The whistleblower must have had personal knowledge of the facts, be disinterested and in good faith.

Any whistleblower making a report in bad faith, or having knowledge of the false nature of the reported facts, incurs disciplinary sanctions, engages his responsibility and no longer benefits from the protection offered by the “Sapin II” law.

To contact the Group Ethics & Compliance Division, please fill in the form below:

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« The informations recorded by the Group Ethics and Compliance Division are subject to computer processing, the purpose of which is the recording and the processing of alerts in the mentioned topics. In accordance with the French law "Informatique et libertés" as amended on January 6, 1978, you have the right to access and rectify any information related to you by contacting: EDF - Group Ethics & Compliance Director - 22-30 avenue de Wagram - 75382 Paris cedex 08. »

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