Ethics at the heart of corporate responsibility

Ethics and compliance

The Group is convinced that responsible business management helps to maintain its reputation and contributes to the organization's competitiveness and attractiveness. The ethics of its relationships with its partners is crucial for the Group: long-term trust is indispensable to its business activities. This responsibility is expressed through employee information and takes the form of distribution of tools, guides, and charters that compile the procedures to be adopted in the countries where the Group operates.

In 2018, Rexel published its Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct in compliance with French law. It defines and illustrates the different types of prohibited behavior. The code is appended to the rules of procedure, and is also available on the ethics and compliance website. It has been the subject of classroom training courses, which have been added to the existing online training courses.

The Group has also deployed a common compliance program for all its subsidiaries. It is updated and enriched each year to reflect new standards and regulations. An annual self-evaluation campaign ensures that all entities and subsidiaries follow and respect the procedures and compliance program. In 2018, four new business ethics controls were added.

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