Voltalia’s mission is to improve the global environment by fostering local development. All collaborators are expected to contribute to achieving this mission. This mission, however, is meaningful only if, in implementing it, we act in accordance with the ethical principles of a corporate citizen.
Compliance with this Ethics Guide & Code of Conduct is the responsibility of each and every one of us.
To ensure proper implementation of this Ethics Guide & Code of Conduct and compliance with its rules and values, Voltalia creates a set of MEASURES described herein which relate to both (i) fighting corruption and fraud and (ii) protecting our employees and stakeholders.
The implementation of these measures is enthusiastically supported by the Board of Directors, the CEO, and the Executive Committee.
The Deputy CEO Strategy & Organization has been appointed as Ethical Referent and will be responsible for the application of this Ethics Guide & Code of Conduct. He remains attentive to any collaborator who has questions about the application of the Ethics Guide & Code of Conduct. In his task, he is assisted by the Group Legal & Compliance Manager. They will report annually to the audit committee on the various alerts received and the mechanisms put in place to counter such events in the future.
CORRUPTION has enormous costs both to society at large and the individual companies at risk of corruption.
Voltalia strictly prohibits corruption in any form and seeks to prevent it by acting in compliance with all applicable anti-corruption laws of each country in which Voltalia operates, including applicable French law (as most recently amended by French law n°2016-1691 of December 9, 2016 related to transparency, the fight against corruption and modernization of the economy (the “Sapin II Law”)).
Harassment covers a wide range of unwanted and/or annoying behavior of an offensive nature directed to one party or a group. It is commonly understood as behavior that disturbs, constrains or affects dignity or that upsets a person, whether through actions, words or in writing.
Recruitment, remuneration or promotion cannot be based on any other grounds than professional competence and the respect of our ethical rules.
Fair competition rules prohibit concluding any type of agreement or understanding (even those that are oral or informal) with a competitor that affects, limits or constrains fair competition, specifically with regard to pricing, territories, markets or clients.
Voltalia is committed to complying with the laws and regulations that apply to it in every country in which it operates.
It is important that each of us ensure this commitment. We should also be attentive to changes in these laws and regulations as well as new requirements that may result from them and which may affect our business.
In addition, we must abide by our internal rules and procedures that derive from this Ethics Guide & Code of Conduct, specifically: