Zero tolerance

Egis is a group built on the values of ethics, transparency, quality, respect and integrity. These values are the basis of our reputation and represent our ethical capital. Over and above respecting the applicable laws and regulations in the countries where Egis operates, the Group has defined a standardised set of rules. Upholding our values in our business practices is a constant concern.

The Egis ethics policy is based on three main documents:

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Respect for human rights is fundamental

ethiqueRespect for human rights is one of the fundamental
principles shared at all levels of the Egis Group, whose mission is to contribute to improving the living conditions and facility levels of all the regions where we work.
Egis Group companies and their employees must respect the laws and regulations applicable in all the countries where they carry out their business. Each employee must refrain from any form of behaviour which could lead that person or other employees, or his or her company or the Egis Group into illegal or unfair practices.
Over and above compliance with the applicable laws and regulations in the countries where Egis operates, the Group has defined a standardised set of rules, set out in an Ethics and Compliance Charter, available on the Corporate intranet. This charter highlights values such as integrity, loyalty, ensuring free competition, and transparency.
By committing to the 10 principles of the Global Compact in 2011, Egis wishes to ensure the advancement of these principles in its zones of influence and is committed to integrating them into its strategy, its culture, and its operating procedures.
To specify its contribution to a more sustainable economy, in September 2012 Egis published a Sustainable Development Charter. This charter aims to list the fundamental principles of the group’s work to ensure visibility in the eyes of its stakeholders, as well as to unite teams around its strategy and values. This charter is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the key conventions of the ILO, OECD guidelines, and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Responsible purchasing

The Group’s main products and services purchases are managed by the Procurement and General Resources Division and the IT Division. Environmental responsibility is a major component of the selection criteria for purchasing decisions. Egis has introduced a range of measures to ensure responsible sourcing, including vehicle audits and consolidation of travel data (train and plane). Contracting to the sheltered employment sector (ESAT) is another part of our policy and covers a number of clearly identified services, such as catering, printing and maintenance etc.). The contract for the upkeep of the interior windows and glass doors in the new headquarters was awarded to a company in the sheltered sector (as of 2014).

Egis continued to strengthen its sustainable travel and vehicle policy in 2015. Vehicles must be ordered from a catalogue of clean, low-emission (CO2 and particulate matter) models.
We are in the process of revising our supplier handbooks to emphasise the information required in line with our QSE policy. We assess suppliers according to our external purchasing and subcontracting procedure, which forms an integral part of our management system”.

Procurement of intellectual services is governed by a number of policies, including our special partners’ Integrity Code and our KYC (Know Your Customer) Code. To date, management of relations with these different suppliers has not been centralised.