CSR at the heart of our development
OUR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AND ETHICS
Social, economical and environmental responsibilities have formed an integral part of the DCNS project from the outset. It is a heritage that the Group cultivates with the aim of serving all its stakeholders. DCNS is first and foremost a community of men and women drawn together by a common vision, sharing a sense of responsibility towards the company for which they work. This responsibility is particularly expressed through the Group’s values, namely a spirit of conquest, rigour, trust and respect.
For the first time in its history, DCNS decided in 2013 to place the same importance on responsible development as on growth and profitability, as three of its objectives for the coming years. The Group also joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2014, thus affirming its adherence to a global community of companies committed to upholding human rights, labour standards, the protection of the environment and the promotion of joint anti-corruption principles. Structured around the Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and the Compliance Department, the Group’s CSR policy is made up of three pillars – economic development, social commitment and environmental issues. It is based on a reference system, Ethics and transparency with respect to the actions carried out in our Defence and Energy sector activities.
The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles
- Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- Principle 2 Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- Principle 4 The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- Principle 5 The effective abolition of child labour; and
- Principle 6 The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- Principle 8 Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;
- Principle 9 Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
In the interests of transparency and respectful of the regulations specific to the Defence and Energy sectors, the Group regularly conducts independent audits, particularly in the areas covering non-financial rating, Ethics, Social and Societal concerns, the Environment and the CSR performance of its suppliers.
Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
The Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee sets the general guidelines on ethics and corporate social responsibility and makes sure that good practice is implemented within the Group. It gives an account of its action to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
- ANNUAL CORPORATE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 2015
- FINANCIAL REPORT 2015
- Code of Ethics
- Código de Ética