The ethics and commitments booklet
Since 2011, the fundamental elements of Eiffage’s ethical approach have been set out in the Ethics & Commitments booklet.
Respect for people
For Eiffage, respect for people chiefly concerns safety on construction sites, but also equal opportunities, professional integration and non-discrimination. We apply these principles wherever the Group is established. In 2005, Eiffage joined the United Nations Global Compact which calls for the respect of fundamental values : freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Our six values are shared by all our employees. They were reaffirmed in 2018 and their contents revised. Our employer brand “It’s your job to build a human-scale future” (also renewed in 2018) carries these values and unites them around a resolutely human, forward-looking message.
Respect for suppliers
Our suppliers and subcontractors make a strong contribution to the Group's activities. This is why Eiffage is extending its policy of responsibility to all our partners, in France and abroad. We have set up a responsible purchasing policy which incorporates demanding criteria and regulations in terms of ethics and sustainability in framework contracts, general purchasing conditions, supplier listing and the awarding of contracts.
Competition, conflict of interest, corruption, influence peddling…Eiffage Group complies with commercial practices and regulations in all countries where it operates. We also undertake to sanction any breaches of which we become aware, independently of any criminal proceedings implemented in the country concerned.
In France, new measures were put into place or reinforced in 2018 with the “Sapin 2” law which set additional requirements for preventing and fighting corruption. In this increasingly demanding environment, the Group’s Code of Conduct detailing our ethical operating rules has been revised to define and illustrate the types of behaviour to be prohibited. The key words are clarity, exemplarity and intransigence.
In addition, the “Business and Ethics” training module provided by Eiffage University is compulsory for all Group managers and employees in direct commercial contact with customers.
At Eiffage, ecological transition and innovation are two key pillars of our strategic plan. All the Group’s innovation and R&D efforts are geared towards the low-carbon economy. These include developing alternative construction methods, using bio-based materials, protecting biodiversity and taking part in the circular economy. We make controlling the impact of our activities on the environment an absolute priority.