Interviewed by journalists Sophier Bridier and Leslie Brassac of actuEL Direction Juridique, Oliver went into depth about the revision and redesign of Sonepar’s Code of Conduct which was released last year.

 

This week, Sonepar General Counsel Olivier Catherine participated in the second episode of the podcast ‘Internal Enquiry’, organized by Lefebvre Dalloz, a monthly podcast that offers an immersion into the daily life of compliance professionals.

Interviewed by journalists Sophier Bridier and Leslie Brassac of actuEL Direction Juridique, Oliver went into depth about the revision and redesign of Sonepar’s Code of Conduct which was released last year.

Sonepar has a global Compliance program, which is periodically reviewed and improved in order to guarantee effective compliance actions, based on strong values, such as respect and integrity. In January 2020, the Group launched a new Code of Conduct, available to all associates, suppliers, and customers.

This Code of Conduct is the basis and reference for compliance within the Sonepar Group, which establishes the principles and rules of good conduct and which guides all of Sonepar's actions and businesses every day and everywhere. Speaking of the importance of accessibility, Oliver stated,

"No one should be able to come to me saying ‘Olivier, I was not aware. I did not know that it was necessary to obtain the agreement for such and such an intermediary, for such a gift. I did not know that it was necessary declare such a potential conflict of interest situation’".

Read our Code of Conduct which is available in 20 languages here: www.sonepar.com/about/compliance-and-integrity.html

Listen to the podcast (in French) here.

 

About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Through a dense network of 100 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €23 billion in 2020. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” - the standard-setter for all its stakeholders. www.sonepar.com

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