Whistleblowing system

Scope of the whistleblowing system

The EDF group ethics and compliance whistleblowing system enables both internal employees and external employees (temporary staff, employees of a service provider, etc.) or casual employees (fixed-term contracts, apprentices, trainees, etc.) of any Group entity (*), as well as third parties, to report in accordance with the December 9, 2016 “Sapin II “ law, relating to transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of economic life, and the March 27, 2017 “ duty of care “ law to the duty of care of parent companies and contractors.

These reports concern:

  • a crime or an offense;
  • a serious and manifest violation of an international commitment duly ratified or approved by France, of a unilateral act of an international organization taken on the basis of such an undertaking;
  • a violation of a law or regulation;
  • a serious threat or harm to the general interest;
  • a breach of the Code of Conduct Ethics and Compliance;
  • a violation of the Duty of vigilance Framework: “Human rights and fundamental freedoms, Health and safety, Environment and Business ethic: the EDF group’s commitments and requirements”;
  • a serious violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the health and safety of persons and the environment resulting from the activities of EDF and the Group's subsidiaries (*).

To ease its understanding, EDF has defined within the system ten themes that meet in particular these characteristics : corruption, conflicts of interest, fraud, financial crimes, breaches of competition law, international sanctions and international trade checks, harassment and discrimination, rights and protection of persons, serious harm to the environment and the protection of personal data.

The Group ethics and compliance whistleblowing system is available in several languages in France and abroad.

Subsidiaries managing regulated infrastructures have their own systems.

For any report that does not fall within the scope of the whistleblowing system, it is necessary to use the other dedicated channels (mediation, sales agency, supplier portal, human resources division of your entity, etc.).

How to make a report?

The protection of whistleblowers is a fundamental concern for EDF, which has selected the secure platform BKMS System to create and host all exchanges and information related to reports. This platform guarantees confidential encryption and data retention on an external server disconnected from EDF's information systems.

To learn more about security, encryption, and data retention, watch the BKMS video below (in French) :

To enter your alert in the whistleblowing system or ask for an advice log on to the BKMS System platform.

A tutorial tells you how to enter an alert or request an advice
Download the tutorial.

A whistleblower's guide is available to employees on the Group's Ethics and Compliance intranet community.

The referent of the EDF group ethics and compliance whistleblowing system, appointed by the Executive Committee, is the Group Ethics & Compliance Division (DECG).

« Informations entered into the Group’s ethics and compliance whistleblowing system are subject to processing, the purpose of which is the collection and the processing of alerts in the mentioned topics. In accordance with the French law "Informatique et libertés" as amended on January 6, 1978 and the European Regulation n°2016/679 of 27 april 2016 “on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data” (EU GDPR), you can exercise your rights of information, access, rectification, erasure and objection to the processing of your personal data by clicking on the « submit a report or ask for advice/exercise your rights” button. »