Ethics & Compliance
Dalkia strives to conduct business in line with the principles of ethics and compliance
Dalkia joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2015, aligning with its 10 principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. In so doing, we committed to apply these principles and demonstrate tangible progress from one year to the next. We published our first Communication on Progress (COP) in 2016 and immediately qualified for the Advanced level. Everyone at Dalkia upholds the principles and fundamental rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation, the OECD Guiding Principles, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Building on our 2003 ethical guidelines, we introduced our own code of ethics in 2016, in keeping with the values of the EDF Group: respect, solidarity and responsibility. We have introduced the code of ethics across all business units, backed by a network of liaison officers. In accordance with relevant regulations and the Sapin II law of 9 December 2016 on transparency, anti-corruption and modernisation in business, we have put in place a clear ethics & compliance policy along with a code of conduct. The latter is designed to protect our culture of integrity by helping employees identify any risks they may encounter in the course of their everyday activities and empower them to react appropriately. We have also released a simplified version of the code of conduct in the shape of a quick reference guide to help employees understand key issues.
Ethics & compliance whistleblowing system
In accordance with the Sapin II law of 9 December 2016 on transparency, anti-corruption and modernisation in business and the "Duty of Care" law of 27 March 2017 relating to the vigilance required of parent companies and instructing companies, the EDF Group implemented an ethics & compliance whistleblowing system to effectively deal with any potential issues. This 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 EDF Group entity as well as third parties to report an issue.