Ethics, beyond the fight against corruption
Without ethics to guide its choices and actions, a company cannot develop on a sound basis.
EDF Luminus has therefore drawn up a Corporate Social Responsibility policy whose first pillar is ethics and good governance in the broad sense :
- Identifying environmental and social challenges
- Complying with the relevant legal requirements
- Reducing risks in all possible areas
- Discussing CSR commitments with stakeholders
- Monitoring and reporting on our CSR performance
- Fighting against corruption
EDF Luminus published its first Code of Conduct in 2009, reminding employees of the rules to follow for internal and external interactions. The current version exists in French and Dutch.
This Code of Conduct describes the steps to be followed in case of incidents of any kind: a hazardous situation or a near accident, discrimination, suspicion of fraud, malicious intent, etc. If required, an antifraud committee can be convened and the legal, financial and HR officers can be mobilised immediately.
This Code of Conduct includes the Ethical Charter of the EDF Group and the 10 principles of the Global Compact of the United Nations, which EDF Luminus joined in 2013. EDF Luminus has been awarded the title of "active member" of the "Global Compact" of the United Nations in 2014 and attained the "advanced level" in 2015.
Sustainable purchasing : specific commitments
Since 2012, the EDF Luminus general purchasing conditions have included specific clauses concerning social responsibility. They are systematically communicated to current or potential suppliers. These clauses apply without exception and have not been subject to any derogation since their entry into force.
Suppliers that wish to report a violation of rules of law, related to ongoing or upcoming contracts, can use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.