These ethics rules are enshrined at the highest level of the business. They call upon every manager and co-worker to abide by a professional ethics code set out in the form of ‘principles of action’ that must be a guide to the manager or co-worker’s behaviour under all circumstances, and in every country
“As a business involved in buildings and public works with a presence in over 60 countries where practices in business can vary greatly, the implementation of shared regulations has meant that we can think ahead when it comes to regulatory changes, we can make our rules and procedures more comprehensive, and we can develop a culture of ethics and compliance among our 57 000 co-workers.
- 100 % of co-workers have been trained using the online training module Fair Deal
- 100 % of directors and service managers are personally committed to Ethics
The online training device Fair Deal involves every worker in a role-play situation. It is down to the worker to help Fair Deal players make decisions that are in line with the Group’s ethics and compliance standards. Every role-play ends with advice and reference to internal guidelines.
A range of tools is available to implement the Group’s rules and regulations on ethical matters including an ethics code, a risk map, third-party management, a compliance programme, limitations on trade brokering, a patronage & sponsoring policy, a gift and invitation policy, and a procedure for flagging and handling alerts.
Every co-worker has access to the Practical guide to the implementation of the ethics code and compliance programmes. The Guide is comprehensive, specific, concrete and thorough, and explains how the principles of the Bouygues Group’s Ethics Code and Compliance Programmes are applied.