Each brand has a well-defined identity, with a specific values which are reflected in the product offering, features and design, as well as in appropriate communication mechanics.
We remain convinced that our balanced business model, combining profitable growth and a resolutely responsible approach, creates value for all and plays a full part in our contribution to better living in households around the world.
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Our main ethical drive is to apply the prevailing laws in each of our operating countries.
We also comply with international rules, including:
Over the last 10 years, Groupe SEB has more than doubled in size, acquiring several companies, and has become an increasingly international group. It now has close to 34,000 employees around the world, with around two-thirds of its workforce located outside of Europe. Since a common culture and a shared set of values are essential to a successful ethical approach, Groupe SEB has structured and formalized its policy in the form of a Code of Ethics, which was drafted in 2012. Translated into the Group’s 11 main languages, it has been distributed to all employees worldwide and is now available online on the Group’s intranet. This document addresses 18 key areas, including child labor, anti-corruption measures, non-discrimination, environmental protection and the prevention of conflicts of interest.
An integral part of our code of ethics, the respect for human rights is one of our key commitments, underscored by the signature of the Global Compact in 2003. In addition to training for our international human resources managers, since 2007 we have led a policy on assessing the practices of our subsidiaries with more than ten staff members, conducted every two years.
Because all our products must be produced under ethical conditions, our purchasing policy is governed by information and inspection systems. These last ensure the respect of ethical, social and environmental requirements of ethics audits.
Since 2012, this policy has been strengthened by:
• our responsible purchasing charter
• ethics, social and environmental audits