The Sanef Group, subsidiary of Abertis, international leader in mobility infrastructures and telecommunications in the motorway and telecommunications sectors, has always placed the greatest emphasis on values of integrity and honesty, and compliance with laws and regulations that are at the heart of its business. These principles are highlighted in the Group’s Ethics Charter.

Discover the Sanef Group’s Ethics Charter

Code of conduct in the fight against corruption and trading in influence

The fight against corruption and trading in influence within the Group is detailed in its Code of Conduct that clearly lays out its policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards any form of corruption. 

Find out more about the code of conduct

The Sanef Group’s Ethics and Compliance Committee

The Sanef Group has set up an Ethics and Compliance Committee whose duties are as follows:

  1. Contributing to the definition and updating of ethical principles and rules of conduct that must guide the conduct of the Group’s employees on a daily basis;
  2. Reviewing the organisation of ethics and compliance and, if necessary, make recommendations;
  3. Developing, facilitating and managing the Group’s compliance programme to ensure the proper dissemination, understanding and application of the Group’s ethical principles;
  4. Ensuring ethics are observed and dealing with any issue brought to the Committee’s attention for review through a procedure for the collection of alerts and dealing with disclosed information of wrongdoing.

Find out more about the rules and procedures of the Ethics Committee

Whistleblowing report mechanism

Pursuant to its Ethics Charter, the Sanef Group has set up a mechanism for the gathering of disclosed information concerning situations that do not comply with the Regulation(*), the Ethics Charter or the Group’s Code of Conduct in the fight against corruption and trading in influence.

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A reporting channel

For this purpose, all employees and partners have access to a protected reporting channel enabling them to contact the Delegate in charge of compliance by post or email.

  • Letters should be sent in two sealed envelopes to the Delegate in charge of compliance at the following address:

Sanef Group
Comité Ethique et Compliance [Ethics and Compliance Committee]
30, Boulevard Gallieni
92442 Issy-les-Moulineaux

The note “Whistleblowing report mechanism: only to be opened by the Delegate in charge of compliance” must be affixed to the sealed inner envelope, which is then given to the Group’s Delegate in charge of compliance.

Pursuant to the law (Article 6 to 16 of Law N° 2016-1691 of 9th December 2016 relating to transparency, the fight against corruption and modernisation of the economy, referred to as the “Sapin II Law”, the Sanef Group has pledged to:

- guarantee the strict confidentiality of the whistleblower’s identity;

- guarantee the absence of any retaliatory measures against the person reporting any wrongdoing in good faith.

Anonymous alerts will only be dealt with if the factual elements provided are sufficiently detailed and allow the seriousness of the allegations to be assessed.
This mechanism also enables any interested person to ask any question relating to the interpretation of the Group’s Ethics Charter or its Code of Conduct in the fight against corruption and trading in influence.

(*) This relates to facts, actions or omissions referred to in Article 6 of Law N° 2016-1691 of 9th December 2016 relating to transparency, the fight against corruption and modernisation of the economy, (the “Sapin II Law”), namely a crime or offence, a serious and manifest violation of an international undertaking duly ratified or approved by the French government, of a unilateral action of an international organisation taken on the basis of such an undertaking, the law or regulations, or a serious threat or harm to the public interest.