June 2013 – News in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance department

By | October 29, 2013
  • Appointment in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance

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Jean-Daniel Lainé has been replaced by Romain Marie who has taken over a department strengthened under his management.

 

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Appointment in Alstom’s Ethics & Compliance department

 

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ALSTOM Ethics & Compliance Overview

June 2013

Alstom‘s culture and reputation for integrity is a key objective for the Group and this can only be built through a permanent strengthening of its ethical rules and procedures as well as the adhesion of all its employees who must know and rigorously apply the principles of our Code of Ethics and the Alstom Integrity Programme.

Alstom complies with laws, regulations, and international standards that apply to the conduct of business in all countries in which it is present and does business. In particular, Alstom complies with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, with French criminal law, with US legislation notably the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act 2010, and follows the voluntary standards of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the guidance of the “Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act”.

Tone at and from the Top

Ethics & Compliance is a top priority for Alstom and the Chairman and CEO regularly confirm this statement with the full support of the Board of Directors.

In September 2010, the Board of Directors created the Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Committee, composed of three independent Directors. The EC&S Committee regularly reviews and monitors Alstom’s policies on ethics and compliance matters; and it provides the Board of Directors with its views. The Alstom SVP Ethics & Compliance is secretary for the Ethics and Compliance element of the Committee.

The mission of the Ethics & Compliance Department is to prepare the content of the Alstom Integrity Programme and to foster its implementation throughout the Group worldwide. The Group culture embraces all the ethical best standards based on the Alstom values: Trust, Team and Action. This culture must permeate the whole organisation. The tone from the top comes not only from the Board of Directors, but also from the company’s management and is trickled down to all employees.

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Alstom supports the “And”

  Performance And Integrity

  Efficiency And Ethical behaviour

    Profitability And Trust from stakeholders

    Growth  And Good Governance

The philosophy is that no performance objectives should be imposed or accepted by any employee of the company if it can only be achieved by compromising our ethical standards.

Organisation

The Ethics & Compliance organisation comprises approximately 30 people. Ethics & Compliance has full authority and independence through a direct reporting link to the Group General Counsel. Moreover, the SVP Ethics & Compliance has a direct access to the Alstom Chairman and CEO and to the Chairman of the EC&S Committee of the Board. The SVP Ethics & Compliance is therefore fully independent and has an unfiltered access to the governing authorities of Alstom.

The Ethics & Compliance Department comprises, in particular, Compliance Officers respectively in charge of the Alstom Integrity Programme Development, of the Due Diligence, of Checking & Control, Sector Compliance Officers responsible for the application of the Ethics & Compliance policy in their Sectors reporting directly to the SVP Ethics & Compliance and finally Country Compliance Officers directly reporting to the SVP Ethics & Compliance are in place in countries or regions where Alstom has significant operations.

Ethics & Compliance liaises regularly with Alstom Group functions in particular Legal, Finance, Internal Audit, Human Resources and Communication to better determine and promote our ethical principles throughout the whole organisation.

A specific relationship exists between the Ethics & Compliance, Legal and Internal Audit departments who meet regularly, especially before and after audit missions.

The Group Ethics & Compliance Council gathers the Group General Counsel, the CFO, the SVP HR and the SVP E&C and meets twice a year.

To ensure good coordination with the Sectors, the SVP E&C regularly meets the Sector Presidents together with the relevant Sector Compliance Officer. At Sector or Country levels, the Compliance Officers organise regular meetings with the top management to ensure the deployment of the Alstom Integrity Programme.

Finally, to promote the Alstom Integrity Programme throughout the Group and to continuously develop its ethical culture, approximately 300 Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors have been appointed.

Scope

 Ethics & Compliance’s scope covers prevention of corruption in our activities, especially with regards to:

  • Sales business partners

  • Suppliers and contractors

  • Joint Ventures and Consortia

  • Engineering and Project Management

  • Conflicts of interest

  • Charitable and Political contributions

  • Gifts and Hospitality

  • Sponsorship

 The foundations of the Alstom Integrity Programme

  • The Alstom Integrity Programme aims to promote a culture of integrity, at preventing and detecting misconducts, infringement of laws, illegal payments and to protect the company and its employees.

  • The Alstom Integrity Programme is based on a risk assessment. It is continuously enhanced through meetings with peers, anti-corruption experts, and specialised law firms to exchange views, good practices and benchmarking and legal opinions. Finally, to ensure it is best in class a regular certification process has started in 2008.

  • The E&C Risk assessment is part of the Group risk management policy and is a section of the Group yearly Risk Assessment review and of the Risk Mapping. The E&C Risk assessment is a tool designed to identify and set the key priorities, to create the best ethics and compliance programme fit for the Group and develop new actions to mitigate risks.

  • The E&C Risk assessment is based on an analysis and a ranking of the potential risks linked to the Group activities and it identifies the mitigation factors currently in place and those to be implemented. To have the best analysis, the E&C Risk assessment is complemented by external sources of information such as the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the UK Bribery Act 2010 Guidance, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ICC Guidelines, the Transparency International Business Principles for Countering Bribery and the Transparency International corruption perception index.

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  • Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics applies to every employee within the Group. Published in 2001, it was reviewed, updated and issued in March 2010. It has been translated in 22 languages, English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish. Additional languages can be added upon request.

The Code of Ethics provides official and mandatory guidelines on key principles and commitments that must be met by managers, by employees and by the Group as a whole every day. Every employee within the Group must respect the principles and rules of the Code of Ethics, and as such is accountable for his or her actions.

The Code of Ethics prescribes fundamental rules of conduct, relating in particular to:

  • Full compliance with laws, regulations and requirements in all countries where the Group operates;

  • Prevention of corruption and prohibition of all unlawful payments and practices;

  • Fair and open competition and prohibition of agreements with competitors;

  • Internal control and disclosure of information, to ensure the quality and reliability of financial information.

The Code of Ethics prescribes essential rules of conduct with regard to the Group’s relationships with business partners; its commitments as a socially responsible company; human resources policies and commitment in protecting the Group’s assets.

Topics addressed include the way Alstom deals with customers, suppliers, sales business partners, governments, export and trade controls, money laundering, conflicts of interest, gifts and hospitality, political contributions, charitable contributions, sponsorship, protection of the environment, health and safety, security of employees, social relations, equal opportunity and diversity, career management of employees, data privacy, confidential information, intellectual property, use of communication resources, insider dealing and communication with the media and investors.

In addition, the Code of Ethics details the Alert Procedure which allows any employee to report violations of prevention of corruption, competition and securities and accounting laws and regulations.

With regard to sourcing, procurement and supply chain, all Alstom suppliers and contractors are requested to sign the Alstom Charter for Sustainable Development, which includes a reference to the Code of Ethics and a section on Ethics and the prevention of corruption. This Charter, which may be considered as a Code of Ethics for Suppliers, exists in 12 languages, English, French, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish. As of March 2013, more than 10,000 suppliers and-contractors have already expressed their commitment by signing this Charter. Compliance with the Charter is also integrated in Alstom’s general purchasing conditions.

 

 Strengthening of the compliance processes

Over the last decade Alstom has permanently strengthened its internal rules and procedures to ensure that our commercial Business Advisors comply with their obligations and do not engage in illegal practices or make unlawful payments.

  • January 2001
  • A General Instruction “Re-enforcement of the existing Alstom rules for Selection, Use of and Payments to Agents for Business Transactions” is issued by the Chairman and CEO Pierre Bilger, followed the same month by an instruction « Rules and Procedures for the Selection, Use of and Payments to Agents » issued by International Network.

  • February 2001

  • Creation of the 1st version of the Alstom Code of Ethics.

  • September 2004

  • A message by the Chairman and CEO Patrick Kron confirms the importance of the Alstom Code of Ethics with the application of the zero tolerance policy designed to avoid unlawful payment and practices.

  • January 2006

  • The Representation & Compliance Department is renamed Ethics & Compliance with an enlarged scope in line with Alstom’s will to strengthen its policy in terms of integrity beyond its obligations to comply with national and international laws.

  • March 2006

  • The e-learning module on Competition Law is launched.

  • January 2007

  • The Ethics & Compliance department issues detailed “Rules, Procedures and Guidelines for the Selection, Use and Payment of Agents” applicable to the all-operational Sectors.

  • April 2007

  • Distribution to all employees of 80,000 copies of an updated version of the Code of Ethics entitled “Our identity, our values, our code of ethics” printed in 17 languages.

  • Implementation of an Alert Procedure available to any employee who may have reasons to believe that corruption, competition, securities of accounting laws or rules are not being respected.

  • June 2007

  • The Ethics & Compliance department appoints an external company to carry out external report on consultants and representatives to further strengthen its Due Diligence process.

  • January 2008

  • The “Pre-Appraisal” process is launched. The process requires a meeting with Ethics & Compliance and the representative of the sector concerned to discuss the necessity to appoint a consultant, the justification and a review of the situation, before any commitment is made. Another initiative is also launched with the “Application Form” which must be systematically completed by the sectors.

  • March 2008

  • As part of a continuing process of self-assessment, an outside lawyer with extensive practical compliance experience is appointed to review the Ethics & Compliance organisation,

  • A certification process of our Rules and Procedures, by a company working with an international group of experts, is initiated.

  • May 2008

  • Decision to review the Ethics & Compliance organisation in order to avoid any possible internal conflict of interests (the Sector Compliance Officers report to the SVP Ethics & Compliance with a functional reporting to the sector General Counsel) and to reinforce the team by the recruitment of new Compliance Officers.

  • June 2008

  • Launch of an e-learning module on Prevention of Corruption.

  • February 2009

  • Appointment of the Power Compliance Officer.

  • March 2009

  • The certification by ETHIC Intelligence of the rules and procedures for dealing with sales consultants is obtained after an audit by SGS conducted between September 2008 and March 2009.

  • Overall both the quality of our compliance policy and the quality of its implementation have been rated as “exemplary” and corresponding to international best practices. As a consequence of this positive review, Alstom was awarded a specific certificate on 12 March 2009, granted for two years.

  • April 2009

  • Appointment of the Transport Compliance Officer.

  • Launching of a Due Diligence Review Committee to enable the Ethics & Compliance department to take a position on the Due Diligence of a business advisor through an objection or non-objection process. Unanimity among the participants is requested to take a position.

  • June 2009

  • The Rules and Procedures for Dealing with Sales Consultants is fully updated.

  • A dedicated Ethics & Compliance section is made available on the Alstom Intranet, Altair

  • October 2009

  • The Letter of Mission of the SVP Ethics & Compliance is issued.

  • December 2009

  • Decision of the Executive Committee to manage the “payment and control” companies to be created in France from the Corporate Headquarters.

  • February 2010

  • Launch of the appointment of Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors,

  • Issue of four new Ethics & Compliance Group Instructions relating to Gifts & Hospitality, Political Contributions, Charitable Contributions and Sponsorship.

  • March 2010

  • Release of the updated version of the Code of Ethics: distribution of the booklet availablein 21 languages to all employees with a print run of more than 130,000 copies,

  • Deployment of the e-Ethics module: mandatory for all 35,000 Managers and Professionals of the Group.

  • Appointment of the Alstom Integrity Programme Development Compliance Officer.

  • May 2010

  • Decision to renew the ETHIC Intelligence certification in March 2011,

  • The SVP Ethics & Compliance adheres to the ECOA (Ethics & Compliance Officer Association – USA),

  • Kick-Off of the Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors community.

  • June 2010

  • 20,000 new employees join from Grid and receive the Code of Ethics,

  • The SVP Ethics & Compliance adheres to the IBE (Institute of Business Ethics – UK).

  • September 2010

  • The Board of Directors decides the creation of a new committee, the Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability (EC&S) Committee consisting of 3 independent directors of the Board. The SVP Ethics & Compliance is the secretary of the EC&S Committee for the E&C element.

  • Approximately 90% of the Managers &Professionals have completed the e-Ethics module

  • November 2010

  • Launch of the Ethics communication campaign. A poster translated into 10 languages is displayed on all sites

  • A section dedicated to Ethics is available on Alstom’s internet website

  • December 2010

  • Launch of the new Group Instruction for dealing with consulting companies

  • Alstom partners with the Ethos Institute in Brazil, and sponsors of its “Pact for Integrity and against corruption”

  • January 2011

  • Launch of the ETHIC Intelligence certification process for renewing the certification of the procedure for dealing with sales and marketing consultants in Power and Transport and obtaining the certification of the procedure for dealing with sales intermediaries in Grid.

  • February 2011

    • Appointment of the Grid Compliance Officer

  • March 2011

    • Launch of the Group Instruction for managing conflicts of interest

  • April 2011

    • Award of the ETHIC Intelligence renewed certificate for the procedure for dealing with Business Advisors in Power and Transport.

  • Alstom joins The Centre for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance in Russia.

  • May 2011

  • Award of the ETHIC Intelligence certificate for the procedure for dealing with sales intermediaries in Grid.

  • Launching of the process for obtaining the certification of the Alstom Integrity Programme as a whole.

  • June 2011

  • Centralisation payments to Business Advisors are no longer undertaken in the UK and in Switzerland but through Companies registered in France where Alstom has its headquarters.

  • September 2011

  • The positioning of Ethics & Compliance function is reviewed in the framework of the new organisation of the Group. The SVP E&C directly reports to the Group General Counsel, with a direct access to the Chairman and CEO and to the Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Committee of the Board.

  • Award of the ETHIC Intelligence Certificate for the Alstom Integrity Programme.

  • 50 new E&C Ambassadors are appointed.

  • November 2011

    • A new e-learning programme called Sourcing and Procurement Compliance is launched. It is made of 2 modules focusing on the prevention of corruption, of breaches of competition law and of conflicts of interest in sourcing, procurement and supply chain employees.

  • December 2011

    • The Group Instruction for Dealing with Business Advisors is fully updated.

  • January 2012

    • Launch of the Group Instruction for Dealing with Resellers.

    • Complete update of the E&C Section on Altair to provide more information to employees.

  • February 2012

    • Launch of the Yearly Integrity Review.

  • March 2012

    • Launch of e-Ethics in Grid introduced by a message from Grid President.

  • April 2012

    • Update of the Ethics Section on Alstom’s internet websitealstom.com to provide external stakeholders with more information and give them access to E&C policies.

  • May 2012

    • Appointment of a Competition Law Director at Group level reporting to the Group General Counsel.

    • 1st meeting of the Group E&C Council.

  • June 2012

    • Alstom Argentina signed the Electric energy transportation industry’s principle-based collective action agreement to fight corruption.

  • July 2012

    • Alstom signed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Corporate Integrity Pledge.

  • August 2012

    • e-Ethics e-learning module is available in Arabic.

    • The Group Instruction 6.7 on Competition law and appendices are fully updated.

  • September 2012

    • Launch of the Business Advisor Integrity Kit to ensure Business Advisors are properly trained on prevention of corruption and on our process.

  • October 2012

    • Appointment of a full-time Compliance Officer in the USA.

    • Appointment of a trainee to support the project “Alstom Integrity Training Programme”, which aims at creating new face-to-face training modules for exposed employees and the update of the e-learning module on Prevention of Corruption.

  • February 2013

    • Appointment of a Compliance Officer in Germany. In addition, it was decided to give a role of part-time Country Compliance Officer to two Legal Counsels in the UK and Mexico.

  • April 2013

    • Appointment of a Compliance Officer in South Africa, senior Legal Counsel in addition to his Legal role.

    • Update of the Group Instruction for Acquisitions & Disposals e-Book 5.26

  • May 2013

    • Launching of Group Instruction for Preventing Corruption in Joint Venture and Consortium e-Book 2.9

  • June 2013

    • Update of Group Instruction for Dealing with Business Advisors e-Book 2.4

    • Appointment of a Compliance Officer in Russia and a Compliance Officer for Training and Coordination

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Instruction for Sales Business Partners

Such a large and diversified company like Alstom, serving complex worldwide markets, cannot only rely on its own sales resources. Depending on the circumstances, the operational Sectors may need to complement their knowledge, their expertise and/or their sales resources by hiring reputed sales business partners who are committed to act with integrity and to comply with Alstom rules as well as the international and local laws. These requirements are essential as risks exist for the Group, should Sales business partners behave unethically and engage in illegal practices.

To be in a position to control the relationship between a Sales business partner and a Sector, Group Instructions have been established and are controlled at key milestones by Ethics and Compliance. Alstom has deployed all its efforts to strengthen its internal procedures, by increasing centralisation of controls pertaining to these agreements. In this respect the Ethics & Compliance Department introduced and implemented clear and transparent procedures, to make sure they are strictly applied by the operational Sectors and businesses and to make use of external investigation tools and means to check the integrity and competence of those Sales business partners. The procedures are regularly strengthened to take into account past experience or proactive initiatives to eliminate possible risks.

In practice, if a business Sector wishes to rely on services provided by a Sales business partner, it has to generate a formal application, stipulating the reasons for such a need, the required services and the proposed corresponding remuneration. The application document produced by the Sales department of the Sector is discussed during a Pre-Appraisal meeting organized by the Sector Compliance Officer. Sector approval must be signed at the highest level in the business organisation. In parallel Due Diligence is undertaken by Ethics & Compliance. A meeting of the Due Diligence Review Committee makes the decision on a unanimity basis to authorize or not such cooperation with a Sales business partner. Ethics & Compliance acts as a quality control department and at key milestones gives either a no objection or an objection to enter into an agreement between the Sales business partner and a Sector legal entity. Sectors give a mandate to pay another group company they do not control directly. The introduction of ad-hoc “control and payment” entities allows for closer control by the effective centralisation of payments as Sales business partner are paid by the “control and payment” companies based in France, where the Group has its headquarters, on behalf of the Sectors after a careful check of the relevant proofs of service by the Sector representatives and of the legitimacy of the payment. Provided specific criteria are met, some payments can be made locally.

In addition, the Sales business partner Integrity Kit aims at ensuring that Sales business partner are properly trained on prevention of corruption and on our process. Compliance Officers visit business advisors and provide them with a comprehensive face-to-face training session. The Sales business partner is given a booklet containing the Code of Ethics in the country language (when available), the training presentation, the Alstom Principles for Dealing with Sales business partner (as published on the Alstom internet website), the E&C Guidelines for Dealing with Sales business partner. At the end of the meeting the Sales business partner signs the Sales business partner Integrity Kit Acknowledgment. This document is kept in our files. In addition, for internal use, Compliance Officers fill in a Feedback form to document how the training underwent.

The Group Instruction is applicable worldwide in all sectors and all countries and is regularly controlled by Internal Audit. The rules and procedure to manage the relationship with business advisors have been granted a certification for 2 years by the company ETHIC Intelligence International after an audit conducted by the Swiss company SGS in March 2009. The Certification was successfully renewed in April 2011.

Other E&C Instructions

All Alstom employees must apply E&C Group Instructions relating to:

  • Gifts & Hospitality

  • Political Contributions

  • Charitable Contributions

  • Sponsorship

In addition to those 4 Group Instructions, the related Delegation of Authority rules have been harmonised and deployed throughout the Group.

  • Consulting companies

  • Management of Conflict of Interest

  • Joint Ventures and Consortiums

  • Suppliers and Contractors

 Training and e-learning

The e-Ethics module developed with Alstom University focuses on the Code of Ethics. Launched in March 2010, it is available in 9 languages. The module, which is based on practical business scenarios, is completed after the final quiz is correctly answered. The trainee is then awarded a Certificate of Completion. Managers & Professionals are required to complete it within 3 months after they join the Group. Since its deployment, more than 50,000 employees have completed it.

Two e-learning modules dedicated to the Prevention of Corruption and Competition Law are available and employees who are exposed to these risks are formally requested to participate to the e-learning exercises.

For employees working with suppliers and sub-contractors, 2 e-learning modules focusing on the prevention of corruption, of breaches of competition law and of conflicts of interest in sourcing, procurement and supply chain employees were launched in November 2011. The 1st module focuses on knowledge and awareness and provides background on the risks of non-compliance. The 2nd module trains through real life cases based on true Alstom examples. The module is available in 6 languages. Since its deployment, more than 2,500 Sourcing and Procurement employees completed the modules.

Face to face training sessions and e-learning programmes are essential to explain our policy in terms of Ethics & Compliance. Since January 2006, more than 10,000 persons have participated in a compliance session.

In addition, Integrity Culture Cafezinhos have been introduced to favour a bottom-up approach. The Integrity Culture Cafezinhos hosted by the SVP E&C and the Compliance Officers are small groups of people invited to discuss the ethical challenges they face, share ideas to solve dilemmas and propose initiatives to improve the integrity culture of Alstom.

Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors

To reinforce the resources of Ethics & Compliance, approximately 300 Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors, all volunteers willing to promote the integrity culture of the Group, have been appointed in the Group.

The Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors are:

  • if they agree, the Country Presidents in charge of the governance in their country,

  • volunteers coming exclusively from the Legal, Finance and Human Resources functions at all levels of the organisation.

The mission of the Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors consists of:

  • being a key contact on all the Ethics & Compliance topics in their organisation,

  • helping to disseminate the key Ethics & Compliance messages, instructions and procedures,

  • being able to direct persons towards the appropriate experts,

  • supporting people to behave ethically and in taking ethical decisions,

  • participating in the risk assessment in terms of Ethics & Compliance,

  • promoting Ethics & Compliance e-learning modules,

  • organising information-awareness sessions,

  • providing feedback to the Ethics & Compliance team on issues and concerns.

The Ethics & Compliance Ambassadors have direct contact to Ethics & Compliance through the Compliance Officer for the Alstom Integrity Programme Development, who provides them with support for their mission. At country level, co-ordination by the Country President is necessary to properly manage this initiative.

Communication

To ensure that all our stakeholders are well informed about the Alstom Integrity Programme, the E&C Department works in close relationship with the Communications Department and a variety of communication methods are employed.

For employees:

  • a dedicated , visible and regularly updated section on Altair, Alstom’s intranet, called ‘Ethics’, containing not only the E&C Instructions but also information on Prevention of Corruption and a monthly Newsletter.

  • regular news in Alstom’s weekly newspaper, Newsflash and articles in local internal newspaper, whether at country or site levels,

  • posters displayed on sites.

For external stakeholders:

  • a dedicated section, entitled ‘Ethics’ on Alstom’s internet web site, alstom.com. In this section, all the versions of the Code of Ethics and E&C policies are available and can be downloaded.

Monitoring

To monitor the performance of the Alstom Integrity Programme, the E&C Department works closely with the Group Internal Control Department to design the appropriate controls and with Internal Audit to include Ethics in audit processes.

In 2012 and in 2013, the first Test exercises of the Yearly Integrity Review was launched in order to gather feedback on the performance of the Alstom Integrity Programme and on the ethical incidents which may have occurred during the year.

The 600 Top Managers in the Sectors complete a questionnaire and send it back to their respective Sector President together with a signed cover letter.

  • The E&C Department then consolidates the Sector reports, provides the Chairman & CEO and the EC&S Committee members with a summary and prepares and follows up on agreed action plans.

  • To get the external feedback on the Alstom Anti-corruption policy, a certification process was launched in November 2008 with the company ETHIC Intelligence. The audit methodology is designed by ETHIC Intelligence and was validated by the Basel Institute on Governance. The audit is carried out by SGS, Swiss company. The audit report is evaluated by the ETHIC Intelligence Certification Committee comprising internationally-recognised experts.

  • The 1st certificate was awarded on March 12th, 2009 for a period of 2 years.

  • In 2011, 3 certifications have been undertaken in 2011 by ETHIC Intelligence:

  • the renewal of the certification of the procedure for business advisors for Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Transport. The certificate was awarded on April, 8th 2011;

  • the certification of the “sales intermediaries” policy for Grid; The certificate was awarded on  May,17th, 2011 ;

  • the certification of the Alstom Integrity Programme as a whole, started in June 2011; The certificate was awarded on September,12th 2011.

  • This certification process provides strong benefits for Alstom.

  • It is a clear message to all employees that Alstom is fully committed to strict application of the certified procedures corresponding to the highest international standards in terms of anti-corruption laws and regulations.

  • It gives the assurance that Alstom has implemented the appropriate rules to prevent corruption in its relationships with business advisors.

  • It enables continuous improvement and strengthening of the culture of integrity, among other things thanks to the recommendations of the Certification Committee.

Partnerships

In order to continuously enhance the Alstom Integrity Programme and learn from ethics and compliance professionals, the SVP Ethics & Compliance actively participate in the:

  • Global Compact – Working Group on the 10th Principle (Fight against corruption).

  • ECOA (Ethics & Compliance Officer Association – US): sponsored by Alstom

  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce): France and International

  • IBE (Institute of Business Ethics – UK) and EuroBEN

    (European Business Ethics Network): trainings and meetings

  • CEA (Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires – France)

  • MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France): International Ethics Committee

In addition, Alstom is fully committed to collective initiatives for the promotion of prevention of corruption:

  • The UN Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle

  • Sponsorship of the Ethos Institute in Brazil, of the Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance in Russia and of the Chair of Law and Business Ethics in France

  • Participation to the Principle based initiative for Argentina’s Electrical Energy Transportation Industry.

  • Signature of the Alstom of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Corporate Integrity Pledge.

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