SET THE STANDARDS AMONG ENGINEERING GROUPS IN TERMS OF CSR
We have made CSR an integral part of the Group’s overall strategy and everyday operations. The CSR Committee defines the Group’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, and reports to the Board of Directors. The CSR Department then applies this strategy at all levels of our organisation, resulting in a raft of actions to protect the environment, workplace well-being, and the quality of our relationships with stakeholders.
Amid rising expectations (EU green taxonomy, sustainable finance, etc.), we are focusing our efforts on assessing in detail the ESG risks and opportunities associated with the tasks we are commissioned to perform. We want to contribute to projects that make sense and that resonate fully with our values. Tying in with this, we are developing ESG assessment grids in order to adapt our purchasing policies.
INDEPENDENCE, COMMITMENT AND VALUE SHARING
Artelia’s capital is wholly owned by its employees, either as shareholding partners or members of the employee shareholding plan (FCPE). We wish to continue on the basis of this shareholder model, as it gives us a great deal of independence and control over our development, and offers substantial opportunities to make a personal commitment. Expanding employee shareholding and increasing the number of shareholding partners aged under 40 are two key objectives to further enhance Artelia’s vitality. As a complement to bonuses and other forms of profit sharing, this will also help the Group achieve one of its major commitments: redistributing the value created as widely as possible.
UPHOLD THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS
To ensure that we remain beyond reproach in our business conduct, we have drawn up a Code of Ethics and Integrity in keeping with the highest international standards. We have set up a network of ethics and integrity managers spread across the Group’s entities, who ensure that these rules are respected in our day-to-day business. We have strengthened our monitoring and whistle-blowing systems, to ensure that all staff members are able to find help and advice on these matters as and when needed. To share and discuss best practices, we have also joined Transparency International.
We are continuing to hone our organisation and paying special attention to training all our teams, all over the world, in ethics and integrity.
Artelia Group encourages open communication and dialogue within the Group and with its external partners and clients: that’s why the Group has different channels to report in good faith facts, illegal, unethical or dangerous behaviors concerning general interest, people or the company. Amongst these channels, the Group’s employees and stakeholders have access to Artelia Group Integrity Line, an online interface that provides a fully confidential and secure way of reporting in good faith these facts, illegal, unethical or dangerous behaviors concerning general interest, people or the company.
To understand and prevent the various risks.