Since 2002, Vivendi has committed to implementing a Compliance Program which sets out general ethics rules which are applicable to each and every group employee.
These guidelines cover the rights of employees, the quality of information and its protection, the prevention of conflicts of interest, commercial ethics and the respect of competition rules, the use of group property and resources, financial ethics and respect for the environment. The objective of the Compliance Program is to make employees aware of their professional responsibilities, to provide them with a reference tool that helps them determine appropriate conduct.
These general rules are applied in each operational business unit and are adapted to both local legislation and business activities as required. As a result, certain entities have implemented an additional code of conduct.
The implementation of the Compliance Program is followed by the legal teams and the compliance officers of the main operational entities and headquarters.
At the beginning of each year, subsidiaries submit a report to Vivendi on the actions taken in the prior year. The General Counsel presents this report to the Audit Committee for validation. Then the report is sent to the compliance officers of the business units.