Ethics and business conduct
At Kering, we place ethics and integrity at the heart of our business conduct. Discover the Group’s Code of ethics, available in 14 languages.
Ethics is at the heart of our business conduct. For Kering, it is a powerful moral commitment as well as a principle of trust essential to the sustainable development of our business. This culture of integrity is of course based on compliance with laws and regulations, but equally on the commitment of each and every employee to the values of the Group.
Since 2005, following the Ethics Charter which we drew up in 1996, Kering’s Code of Ethics defines the major principles which frame and guide our daily actions. This Code provides a framework for what is expected from each and every one of our employees in our professional activities, and when we are in contact with our stakeholders: colleagues, customers, shareholders and business partners. It also defines Kering’s commitment to the environment and to society at large, in which the Group intends to fully play its part as an engaged and responsible corporate citizen.
The Group Suppliers’ Charter, included in our Code of ethics, firmly establishes what we expect from our business partners as regards ethics, particularly in terms of respecting Human Rights and fundamental freedoms as well as environmental protection.
Finally, our Code of ethics is a reminder of our ethical whistleblowing system that enables any Group or external employee to report a violation or suspected breach of our Code and its principles.