Over and above respect for law and regulations in force in counties where Egis conducts business, the Group has defined standards of behaviour applicable to all. Respect for our values in business activities is a constant preoccupation.
The ethical policy of Egis is built around two key documents:
In order to ensure these values are integrated in strategy and operations, Egis has put in place a structure specifically responsible for promoting and consolidating a culture of integrity and developing the Group’s ethical capital.
The Ethics and Compliance Director develops and implements, under the supervision of a specific pilot committee, a policy of integrity in its various components: risk analysis, procedures, training and monitoring.
The committee has recourse to a network of ethics correspondents. Genuine ethical ambassadors in the Group’s subsidiaries, they are trained to manage the risks linked to business ethics.
The ethics committee ultimately supervises the implementation of the ethics policy throughout the Group. It is the highest authority in its field and is responsible for ensuring the ethical principles of Egis are respected.
Human rights integral to the vocation of Egis
Respect for human rights is fundamental and strived for at all levels of the Egis Group. It is after all our vocation to contribute to improving living conditions through infrastructure.
Companies in the Egis Group and their employees must respect laws and regulations applicable in all countries where they carry out their business. Each employee must refrain from any form of behaviour which could lead that person or other employees, or his or her company or the Egis Group into illegal or unfair practices.
Above and beyond complying with the laws and regulations in force where Egis operates, the Group has defined codes of conduct applicable to everyone. They are included in a professional ethics charter available from the company Intranet. This charter highlights values such as integrity, loyalty, ensuring free competition, and transparency.
Working conditions, Egis committed to the United Nations Global Compact
The skills and motivation of employees are what drives the Group's performance. The rights of employees are guaranteed by mechanisms which focus on, labour law, working conditions, equal opportunities, and professional mobility.
By committing to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in 2011, Egis aims to ensure the advancement of these principles in its zones of influence and is committed to integrating them into strategy, culture, and operating procedures. To find out more, download the Communication on Progress 2011 and the CSR report / Communication on Progress 2012 published by Egis and lodged with the UN site.