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Sonepar’s Code of Conduct

The Group Code of Conduct is the reference document for global compliance and integrity within Sonepar.

After the first issue in 2017, an updated version was released in early 2020. It was enriched on the basis of the latest regulatory developments, best practices and Sonepar’s corruption and influence peddling risk mapping.

All Sonepar Regions and support functions have contributed to this reader-friendly Code of Conduct, which has been approved by the Sonepar Executive Group, the Audit Committee and the Corporate Board.

It sets out the principles and rules of good conduct that must guide all Sonepar’s associates in their daily business, everywhere and every day.

Each associate has access to the digital version of the Code of Conduct in his/her language and receives access to a copy upon joining the Group. To ensure understanding and adherence by all, it is available in 20 different languages.

 

Code of Conduct

 

Supplier Code of Conduct

Sonepar expects its business partners to commit to the same high level of ethics. As such, specific standards are set out in a dedicated Supplier Code of Conduct and the Group has deployed procedures and tools to assess the integrity of its business partners.



 
WHISTLEBLOWER PROCEDURE

Speak Up!

Sonepar has established a whistleblowing policy to provide a way for those who are aware of circumstances or behaviors which they believe, in good faith, could represent violations of Sonepar’s Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures and/or applicable laws and regulations, to identify and share those concerns.

How to raise a concern?

For associates, referring the matter to his/her manager is the preferred option.

If an associate is uncomfortable sharing concerns with his/her line manager, an associate can contact Sonepar’s Human Resources Department (either at headquarter or local level) or the Group General Counsel’s Office (groupcompliance@sonepar.com).

If an associate does not wish to interact with Sonepar’s personnel, or if the person wishing to report is outside of Sonepar, a confidential whistleblower reporting system is available. It is provided by an independent third-party provider selected by Sonepar. Reports can be made at any time, 24 hours a day, in 20 different languages.

The platform can be accessed via the following link: www.sonepar.com/alert.

The reporting process is encrypted and password protected. Communication with the whistleblower takes place on this secured platform.



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