« The Audit department, reporting directly to the Chairman of the Management Board, has integrated sustainable development issues into the process of risk monitoring and analysis.
This integration takes the form of a top-down approach, from the Risks Committee to audits in the field. In 2007, the Risks Committee, chaired by the Chairman of the Management Board and made up of the group’s Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Secretary of the Supervisory and Management Boards and the Senior Vice-President, Audit and Special Projects, placed analysis of risks pertaining to sustainable development on its working agenda.
The Audit department will also strengthen its operational approach by developing, beginning in 2008, a methodology for ensuring that these issues are taken into consideration by the business units and the main external providers during its field missions. »