namely the Sapin II Law No. 2016-1691 of 9 Decem- ber 2016. These guidelines will be based in part on best anti-corruption practices and the 8 areas/actions derived from the new French law.
These tools will be deployed in 2017 through a mecha- nism including namely: general training on ethics with a focus on combating corruption for managers and personnel with the greatest exposure, a whistleblowing reporting system, training for managers and employees most exposed to the risks of criminal liability for the company.
Organisational and compliance projects within the Group are constantly evolving in line with operational and legal imperatives.
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BUILDING A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE WITHIN THE GROUP
Since its creation, GL events has been driven by strong values put into practice through a proactive ethical approach. This approach has been strengthened as it expands into international markets. Today, the Group s positioning as a major international provider of solutions and services for events calls for more than ever exem- plary conduct. Integrity, loyalty protecting the Group s employees, assets and reputation, combating corrup- tion, exercising vigilance in the area of subcontracting are the major priorities underpinning GL events actions. Its teams intervene alongside and on behalf of a large number of public and private customers. In so doing, they strive to transform these principles into concrete actions in a manner that is consistent with the Group s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible growth.
A Code of Ethics and Business Conduct has been for- malised. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for every employee. It promotes the application of the fundamen- tal principles structuring our efforts and the conduct of our business. It asserts the shared ambition of all Group employees: acting in a manner that is transparent, com- pliant and determined, and at all times, dictated by the imperative of doing things well and doing good. This Code of Ethics will be introduced in 2017 to all Group employees.
It is supplemented by a Business Conduct Code estab- lishing guidelines for relations with partners, customers, suppliers and subcontractors. This Code that will be integrated into our general terms and conditions of sale covers the following areas: Respecting contractual undertakings Trustworthiness in communications Confidentiality of data Financial transparency Protecting the Group s image and assets Preventing conflict of interest Respect of human rights Health / safety Environment Combating corruption
In addition, guidelines on preventing corruption are in the process of being drafted, in particular in response to new French regulations introduced to combat corruption and trading in influence (in France and other countries), and
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