Our anti-corruption action
The SAB ethic code
SAB’s commitment to the fundamental principles of sustainable development includes also fighting corruption in all its forms. So far, SAB has no knowledge of having been or being exposed to situations involving anti-corruption and therefore cannot communicate on progress in this regard.
To this end and in consultation with various departments (Human Resources, Sales Management, Sustainable Development Committee, External Third), a code of ethics, “the SAB Code”, was established in 2014 and has been distributed to all employees .
In order to maintain awareness, an e-learning (developed by Transparency International) has also been set up on the direct access of Human Resources server for all Group employees -sedentary and travelers.
The Chairman commitment
Finally, the Chairman of SAB is publicly commited by supporting the 10th principle of the Global Compact via the call to action of 20 October 2014 addressed to governments so that they promote serious and effective measures against corruption – call for action.
The Committee of Sustainable Development and the Legal department have collaborated on the implementation of CSR clauses to be inserted in all clients/suppliers contracts where the extract related to anti-corruption is as follows : « … active member of the French network, SAB has implemented several actions to support the 4 fundamental principles of the Organization and particularly the enactment of a code of ethics defining the rules of conduct applicable within SAB Group …. ». One year after their implementation, It appears that some clients accept these clauses as they are, but others impose their format.