Dassault Aviation carries out its business in compliance with the national laws and international conventions in force in the countries in which it operates.
As well as complying with the relevant laws, the company adheres to a strict ethical code in its activities.
Dassault Aviation has set out in its Ethical Charter, the values that federate the action of all its employees and the conduct that each must follow in his or her dealings with the company’s customers, suppliers subcontractors and partners.
Observing a strict Code of ethics, the Group promises to act in accordance with the Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Convention (UN) and national laws.
For many years, the Dassault Aviation Group has implemented strict internal procedures to prevent corruption and ensure the integrity, ethics and reputation of the Group in its commercial relations.
Within the context of this ethical approach, the Chairman-Chief Executive Officer reaffirms his commitment to apply a “zero tolerance policy“ towards corruption and influence peddling, for the company and its subsidiaries.
Since 2017, Dassault Aviation and its subsidiaries completed their process by implementing specific measures to prevent and detect corruption and influence peddling:
- an Anticorruption Code , introduced by the , the Chairman-Chief Executive Officer who reaffirms his commitment to apply a “zero tolerance policy”, that defines and illustrates different types of behavior to be avoided as characteristics of corruption or influence peddling ; this Code, integrated in the internal rules of the various Company sites, is illustrated by an Anticorruption Guide that is composed of practical examples and situations; the Code has been brought to the knowledge of all the employees;
- an Internal Alert Procedure that allows employees and outside and occasional agents to signal a crime or offense, violations of international commitments, laws or regulations, or even the Anticorruption Code; Dassault Aviation respects the rules of the French criminal law (article 122-9) about the protection for whistle blowers(non- retaliation) . The Ethics department is in charge of this process.
- risk mapping, intended to identify, analyze and rank the risks of exposure to corruption;
- procedures for assessing the situation of customers ,first-tier suppliers and intermediaries (specific and strong procedures) in the mapping of risks;
- internal or external accounting control procedures intended to ensure that the books, ledgers and accounts do not mask acts of corruption or influence peddling;
- specific training sessions for the managers and personnel most exposed to risks of corruption and influence peddling (theory and practice)
- a system of control and internal evaluation of the measures implemented (there levels of control).
All these procedures (and information and formations) are available on the company intranet site .
The Ethics Department, an independent unit reporting to the Chairman-Chief Executive Officer and to the board, is responsible for establishing evaluating and monitoring these measures.
The company respects the rules set up by the law of 10 December 2016 regarding the lobbying actions.
Senior Vice President / Ethics and compliance