In our Code of Ethics and Conduct we formally establish a set of rules of conduct that apply to all our companies and all our employees. It is applied in combination with the anti-corruption code of conduct. VINCI employees must adhere to this framework in their activities to prevent corruption. These rules are also applicable to our collaboration with suppliers and subcontractors.
In 2003 VINCI signed the United Nations Global Compact, and in so doing promised to support and foster the observance of human rights in its sphere of influence. As an international group, VINCI works with many employees who are employed directly or via subcontractors in its projects and companies. The attention we devote to human rights is an integral part of our humanist culture. We always give priority to people over systems. We are convinced that our teams constitute our primary asset, because it is due to their quality and commitment that our businesses make the difference with their projects and worksites. Our decentralised organisation and our management style arise from these humanist values; they make use of individual and collective initiatives in the field insofar as possible, and rely on trust, respect and solidarity to foster the professional development of our employees. We strive to share this vision not only with our own teams, but also with all the suppliers and subcontractors who work on our projects and worksites.