Business ethics and compliance

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Business ethics and compliance

Business ethics and compliance

Our vigorous and diligent approach to corporate social responsibility is accompanied by stringent business ethics, spearheaded by a dedicated management team and a proactive focus on compliance.

Vigilance plan

To ensure optimum management of the risks of serious harm to the environment, occupational health and safety, human rights and fundamental freedoms, Dassault Aviation has set up a vigilance plan covering its subsidiaries and suppliers. As part of this plan, more than 770 suppliers were audited in 2022.

Strict business ethics

Dassault Aviation adheres to strict ethical business standards, in compliance with national laws and international agreements. The Ethics department, an independent body which reports directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is tasked with implementing measures to fight corruption and influence peddling, and closely monitoring performance in these areas.

Compliance system

Dassault Aviation has set up a rigorous and highly organized system for ethical compliance, based on the following procedures and tools:

  • an anti-corruption code which is incorporated into our internal regulations and which defines the different types of prohibited behaviors; and an anti-corruption guide that shows how this code works in practice, with specific examples and exercises;
  • an internal alert procedure, enabling employees and outside partners to report any breaches and violations of our anti-corruption or CSR/due diligence regulations;
  • a chart of risks to identify, analyze and rank corruption exposure risks and the steps to be taken to reduce them;
  • procedures for assessing how customers, tier-1 suppliers and consultants are performing in relation to this chart;
  • internal and external accounting control procedures.

An internal assessment and control process, run by the Audit and Risk Management Department, is also in place to support this system.

Training policy

Since 2018, more than 1,300 potentially affected employees have been trained or informed about the key aspects of the so-called “Sapin 2” law and about the need to combat corruption. An e-learning course for all employees is being launched in 2023.

A robust and well-organized compliance system