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Integrity

Sonepar is publicly releasing its worldwide Code of Conduct, in keeping with current practice within the Group.

Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette, Chairman, said: “Integrity has always been a key value and a compelling behavior at Sonepar. Today, in a world where compliance becomes increasingly essential, the Group is launching a substantial pro compliance and anti-corruption program, both to impress upon everyone the importance of combatting those evils and to help everyone avoid, detect and stop any non-compliant action.”

Philippe Delpech, CEO, added: “Compliance is a challenge for everyone at Sonepar, every day and in everything we do. To help everybody understand Sonepar’s expectations, we are issuing our Code of Conduct, which supplements all existing policies and instructions applicable in the Group. We want all our stakeholders—associates, customers, suppliers and third parties—to know and understand Sonepar’s compliance objectives and focus. Our mission is to communicate continuously, making sure our associates feel comfortable about reporting any event they believe is not in line with our Code of Conduct.”

   
Gouvernance Charter extracts Code of Conduct Compliance Guidelines 


Sonepar encourages every natural person, whether employed by a Group company or not, to report, selflessly and in good faith, any serious and obvious breach of law or regulation, or any threat or severe harm to the business integrity, such as acts of corruption or influence peddling, and any behavior or situation that violates the Group’s code of conduct, which the individual personally gained knowledge of.

A tool will be put in place in the coming weeks to enable this whistleblowing process. It will ensure that the whistleblower’s identity, the information provided and the identity of the person(s) involved in the reported facts remain confidential. The alert procedure will be open to Group associates and third parties alike. The tool will make it possible to communicate the documents and decisions required to complete it. This tool will be outsourced, whereas assessment and monitoring of alerts will not.

The committees within the Corporate Board

The Audit Committee, the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Strategic Committee

These three Committees act in support of the Corporate Board and the Chairman, both assisting with and consolidating corporate governance. Each one represents a mix of advisors and family shareholders.

The Audit Committee:

  • Christian Maurin: Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Hubert Coisne 
  • Nathalie Coisne-Pinelli
  • Stéphane Coisne
  • Maria Gotsch

The Nomination and Compensation Committee: 

  • Michel Bon: Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
  • Patricia Bellinger
  • Christophe Lambert
  • Olivier Verley

The Strategic Committee:

  • Frank Lakerveld: Chairman of the Strategic Committee
  • Henri Coisne 
  • Denis Gonseth
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