Ethical practices with employees
Through our purpose “Making the World a Better Home”, we base our development on strong values embodied in nine Principles of Conduct and Action, which constitute a true code of ethics. Formalized in 2003, translated into 31 languages, and distributed to all employees, these principles constitute an ethical reference applicable in action. They are a condition of belonging to the Group.
To ensure that our employees adhere to our ethical code, the Principles of Conduct and Action, we have set up an e-learning training program:
- Adhere: training program dedicated to the Principles of Conduct and Action, the Group's code of ethical conduct
- Comply: training program dedicated to antitrust law
- Act: training program dedicated to the prevention of corruption
Goal: Train 100% of new managers in Adhere, Comply and Act training programs in their first year of employment
TO ENSURE RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Respect for human rights is at the heart of our DNA.
Our Principles of Conduct and Action make explicit reference to the relevant International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the International Bill of Human Rights. We have been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2003 and are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Through the Principles of Conduct and Action, we are committed to respecting employees' freedom of association and the right to organize, to working towards diversity and against forced labor, child labor, discrimination and harassment.
In order to ensure our progress, a human rights risk map has been drawn up in accordance with the UN guidelines. We have thus defined salient risks and established corresponding action plans. To find out more, consult the Group's human rights policy and our compliance plan.
WITH A DEMANDING COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Our compliance program is currently based on three main themes:
- compliance with competition law rules,
- prevention of corruption,
- compliance with economic sanctions and embargoes.
Constantly evolving in line with current events, it enables us to achieve best practices and is a permanent obligation for all our employees.