Prevention of Corruption


Practices that consist of offering or accepting undue retribution or granting undue advantages, directly or through third parties, to any person for the purpose of obtaining special treatment or influencing the outcome of negotiations involving the Group, are strictly forbidden. The Group will punish all breaches that it is aware of, independently of the criminal actions that may be taken in the country involved.


Gifts can only be accepted and given if they have a low equivalent cash value and are not paid in cash, in accordance with business practices and the laws or regulations.


All partnership agreements signed in international markets contain a clause committing parties to respect the anti-corruption rules including the OECD Convention clause of 17th December 1997.