A high level group commitment
Our core belief at Tractebel? Without ethics, there is no future for our company. To be a reliable and responsible partner, that's what we are committed to. Every Tractebel employee is trained on ethically acceptable behaviour as defined in our Ethics Charter, Practical Guide to Ethics and Policies.
“Our ethics principles are the foundations of our business and a key driver for our future growth. All Tractebel staff must be committed to fully respect and promote these ethics principles in an exemplary way. To be compliant with Ethics is a basic rule that should be integrated in all our business activities. We are all accountable for it, at all levels and, as already clearly stated before, a zero-tolerance policy will be applied towards any instances of non-compliance. Doing business with Ethics is a condition number one.”
Philippe Van Troeye
Chief Executive Officer
Tractebel bases its ethics and compliance policy on four simple and specific action principles:
At Tractebel, we make every effort to act everywhere and at all times in accordance with all regulations in force and according to the rules and guiding principles set out in our Ethics Charter, and our Practical Guide to Ethics and Policies. The Ethics Charter defines the ENGIE Group’s ethics principles and its ethics governance system. The Practical Guide to Ethics describes the way in which ethics standards are to be applied in day-to-day work situations.
Codes of Conduct:
Tractebel S.A. is certified under the ISO 37001:2016 standard by ETHIC Intelligence, certification body accredited by ANSI-ASQ National American Board (ANAB). This standard specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system.
Of particular significance, the certified system is deployed by Tractebel across its entire worldwide presence. The benefits of such certification include raising visibility of our anti-corruption commitments, increasing quality and continuous improvement of our anti-corruption program, and lowering our exposure to legal and financial risks.
“This certification, combined with ENGIE S.A. Group Certification, demonstrates our strong commitment to the excellence of our Ethics & Compliance Program,” said Sabien Vermeulen, Tractebel’s Chief Legal, Ethics & Compliance Officer.
Access the certification here.
The validity of our certificate can be confirmed by request through email to the auditor.
As part of the Group's constant drive to deepen its commitment to ethics and to provide easy-to-use tools for anyone to report inappropriate situations or those that are not in line with our principles or current laws and regulations, Tractebel (ENGIE) has put in place a whistleblowing System that is open to all employees and stakeholders (suppliers, sub-contractors, unions, NGOs, etc.).
This System supplements existing channels and strengthens the Group's Ethics and Compliance efforts. It is open to anyone and is easy to use, confidential, and anonymous if need.
The whistleblower reports an incident, anonymously or not. The whistleblower can alert in French, English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Messages written in other languages will be translated.
You will find more information on ENGIE website.