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Initiatives

DCNS has taken the initiative to reach the level of Ethics and Compliance best practices. To do so, the Group created a Compliance Department, and participates on the French and International scene in the development and promotion of such good practices, in particularly in the Defence sector.

DCNS has signed the Common Industry Standards (CIS) of the Association of Aerospace and Defence in Europe (ASD). These principles aim to ensure that our activities comply with anti-corruption regulations and governance rules, both at national and international level, by providing best practices for doing so. The Integrity Programme developed within DCNS by the Compliance Department provides guidelines and best practices to follow in order to ensure compliance with business ethics rules by the Group in its commercial relations

Learn more about CIS.

DCNS is also a signatory of the Global Principles of the International Forum of Ethical Business Conduct (IFBEC) of which the Group is a member. These principles aim to promote business ethical standards and their implementation: Zero Tolerance to Corruption, Use of Advisers, Management of Conflicts of Interest and Respect for Proprietary Information.

Learn more about IFBEC and Global Principles

DCNS is a contributor to several working groups on Ethics and Compliance both in national and international associations.

The purpose of these working groups is to develop and promote best practices, and discuss operational implementation of Ethics and Compliance in the industry in general, and more specifically in the areas of aeronautics, space and defence, relying sometimes on the presence of experts.

DCNS is a member of the following organizations and committees:

  • ASD Business Ethics Committee
  • GIFAS Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Working Group
  • IFBEC (International Forum on Business Ethics)
  • Cercle Ethique des Affaires
  • EBEF (European Business Ethics Forum) 
  • AFNOR Compliance and Anti-Corruption Working Groups