Business ethics
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Business ethics

A culture of integrity and the strictest ethical standards

FORVIA is conducting business in a responsible way everywhere it operates and complying to the highest ethical standards.

Building an ethics and compliance culture

A member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2004, FORVIA is committed to respecting and promoting the international conventions of the International Labor Organization on human rights, labor standards and the environment in its business practices. The Group’s ethics and compliance program aims to implement an extensive system of policies, processes, training and communications to foster a culture of integrity everywhere the Group operates.

 

The FORVIA Code of Ethics enshrines the respect of fundamental rights for all, the development of economic and social dialogue, the expansion of skills, and the observation of ethics and rules of conduct, including those related to the prevention and detection of corruption. The FORVIA Code of Ethics must be understood and respected in all countries, by all employees and by all business partners More than 95% of our managers and professionals have received ethics training.

Responsible sourcing

Based on its Code of Ethics, FORVIA has developed a Code of Conduct for sourcing and supply chain, which outlines its expectations in its relationships with suppliers. The Group regularly audits suppliers and seeks to engage in permanent dialogue with them in order to maintain close ties, share knowledge and best practices.

 

Since 2013, FORVIA has required its suppliers to comply with its sustainable purchasing policy, which targets the four fundamentals of the ISO 20060 international standard for procurement: protecting the environment, respecting human and labor rights, ethical business conduct and sharing the best practices across the Group’s global supply chain.

 

Since 2017, we have partnered with the EcoVadis organization to assess our supply chain and ensure the social, ethical, and environmental credentials of its partners. This assessment is a prerequisite to joining the Group’s pool of suppliers.

Speaking out against corruption

The Group’s anti-corruption Code of Conduct, available in 12 languages, enshrines best practices concerning anti-competitive practices as well as policy on gifts and hospitality; donations and sponsorships; managing conflicts of interest; and the golden rules of competition law.