Our Compliance & Business Ethics Program outlines this commitment and aims at implementing it through awareness-raising and training, using the guiding principles and prescriptions laid out in our Business Conduct & Ethics Code and our other compliance policies and procedures.
Our Compliance Program covers, inter alia, the fight against corruption, compliance with competition laws, export control and personal data protection.
Business Conduct & Ethics Code
Our Code of Conduct is at the heart of the Arkema group’s Compliance Program. It promotes compliant, honest and ethical conduct with all stakeholders.
Arkema’s Business Conduct & Ethics Code is available in 12 different languages.
Code of conduct for suppliers
To establish lasting relationships with its suppliers, the Arkema group deploys responsible purchasing practices. The Arkema's code of conduct and business ethics and the code of conduct for suppliers are guiding this approach.
Our Anti-Corruption Policy complements the Business Conduct & Ethics Code as regards to the fight against influence peddling and corruption, by defining and giving concrete examples of the different types of behavior likely to be characterized as acts of corruption or influence peddling and setting out the minimum set of rules applicable to employees with respect to gifts and invitations.
Arkema’s Anti-Corruption Policy is available in 12 different languages.
Our whistleblowing system offers our employees and partners the opportunity to report malfunctions, in connection with the Arkema group, that they may be aware of. This system can be used by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject to compliance with the terms of the whistleblowing procedure.
Organization of the Compliance function
In Arkema, an Ethics and Compliance team, composed of in-house lawyers based in the main geographic areas where the Group operates, is responsible for the appropriate and effective implementation of the Compliance Program and ensures that all the rules are applied. This team is part of the Legal Department. The Group General Counsel and the Group Head of Compliance meet with Arkema's Chairman and CEO on a quarterly basis to discuss ongoing compliance topics.
A Compliance Committee, which brings together the Legal, Human Resources, Internal Control and Audit, Security, Credit Management and Sustainable Development Departments as well as an Executive Committee member, provides support and guidance on the actions led by the Ethics and Compliance team and presents a quarterly report to the Executive Committee of the group.