Ethics & compliance program
On 16 December 2015, Chairman Jean-Bernard Levy formalized the implementation of a group's ethics & compliance program aimed at ensuring compliance with national and international laws and regulations.
Chairman Jean-Bernard Levy wanted the Group Ethics & Compliance Division to oversee the implementation of and compliance with this program. It respects the highest French and international standards.
The mobilisation of all executive directors, managers and staff follows from our ethics culture and reflects our commitment to conducting business with integrity.
Code of Ethics
In 2013, EDF adopted a Code of Ethics based on the Group's values: respect, solidarity, responsibility. It contains 14 commitments and has been translated into 12 languages.
The Group Code of Ethics has been widely distributed within the Group entities: presenting the Code to the Management Committee, in team meetings, in induction and awareness-raising sessions.
Ethics & Compliance policy
The EDF Group Ethics & Compliance Policy, adopted in May 2016, sets out the rules which executive directors must be familiar and comply with, and which they must ensure compliance with in their entities.
It addresses the following areas: corruption, financial ethics, competition law, conflicts of interest, security of personal data, fraud, harassment and discrimination, industry regulations and international sanctions.
The Group Ethics & Compliance Division develops preventive actions and training and provides deployment tools for all employees. It leads a network of Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers in Group entities and companies.
The Group Ethics & Compliance Policy requires of executive directors to set up a system for preventing and combating corruption (Article 2 of the PECG) within their entities.
To support the implementation of the latter, a training program "Prevention of Corruption" - meeting the requirements of supervisory authorities - has been specifically developed for executive directors and managers from mid-2016 onwards. The training program is validated by a UN-recognized certificate.
Given the stakes, the Group aims to have 100 % of the executive directors trained by the end of 2016, then all managers trained in 2017.