Groupe Beneteau releases its Code of Ethics
A set of guidelines and values, Groupe Beneteau’s Code of Ethics guides employees, managers and company officers in adopting responsible behaviors in their daily professional practices. It applies to all the Group’s employees and subsidiaries around the world.
In an evolving global world with strong citizen expectations for integrity, Groupe Beneteau strengthens and organizes its ethics policy, in France and worldwide.
Groupe Beneteau’s Code of Ethics sets out the core principles for individual and collective behavior that must guide all the Group’s employees in their daily work, whatever their role or title is: integrity in relation to employees and environment, integrity for our business practices, financial integrity, protection of the company’s resources.
Available in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, Polish and Slovenian), the Code of Ethics will be regularly updated, in line with the Group’s organization and legal changes.
The Ethics Committee is chaired by Claude Brignon. Its mission is to roll out the Group’s ethics policy and promote the good practices as set out by the Code. The Code of Ethics is supplemented by the Code of Conduct, which applies to employees, suppliers, dealers, customers, and other partners of the Group.
The whistleblowing procedure for ethics and compliance is currently being rolled out within the entire Groupe Beneteau. It will give employees and third parties a procedure to report breaches and any other misconduct as required by the French law Sapin II of 9 December 2016, pertaining to transparency; prevention of corruption and modernization of business practices, and to the French law regarding duty of care dated 27 March 2017, pertaining to duty of care for parent and subcontracting companies.
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About Groupe Beneteau
Groupe Beneteau stands out in Europe and worldwide thanks to its longevity and its exceptionally diverse range of products.
Founded in 1884, the family-owned yard has evolved over time, from fishing vessels to leisure boating, then diversifying into new industrial sectors. The Group has developed unique skillsets and technical know-how. Today, through its Boat and Housing business lines, its activities are truly international.
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its Boat division’s 11 brands, offers some 180 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs nearly 7,500 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.