Ethics & Compliance

FDJ Group’s corporate values are innovative, optimistic, popular, committed and responsible. They must underlie everything we do in our daily work. The FDJ Group is committed to transparency and being exemplary, based on compliance with the most demanding regulations and ethics standards.


"FDJ Group does not tolerate corruption in form. This zero-tolerance policy sends a message of trust to our stakeholders, which in turn guarantees the long-term future of our business. We must all play an active part in preventing corruption within the Group. It goes without saying that our behaviour must be exemplary at all times. However, we must also be permanently on our guard in order to protect the Group, its managers and employees, from serious risks, including individual penalties."

Stéphane Pallez, Chairwoman & CEO

 


 

The FDJ Group Ethics Charter

The Ethics Charter affirms the Group's collective commitment to promoting these values. It is based around four key ethics principles, namely, compliance with laws and regulations, sharing the culture of integrity, respect for employees and related parties, and engaging a constructive dialogue with civil society.

Preventing and detecting corruption

The prevention and detection of corruption is the responsibility of everyone within the FDJ Group, which has implemented an anti-corruption compliance programme. It is based on an Ethics Charter, an Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct, and specific procedures (gifts and invitations, declaration and management of conflicts of interest, third party assessment, etc.). It is led by senior management, managed by a dedicated department and deployed with the support of compliance experts and officers. 

 

FDJ Group’s Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct serves as a point of reference for the prevention and detection of corruption. It is an extension of our Ethics Charter, in line with local standards and regulations and international commitments. The Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct provides day-to-day guidance on the behaviours and actions of the FDJ Group and its stakeholders.  

 

Some situations can be difficult to handle because acting ethically requires more than simply following a set of rules. In case of doubt, FDJ Group employees can have discussions with their line manager, the anti-corruption compliance team or officers, their HR manager, etc. In addition to these traditional channels of listening and dialogue, the FDJ Group provides its employees and external stakeholders with an ethics whistleblowing system that offers enhanced safeguards of protection in the event of making a report. It makes it possible to report situations that violate the law, the Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct or our ethical principles.  

Fight against fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing

The fight against fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing is one of the fundamental objectives of the FDJ Group, which acts voluntarily in these areas, in order to guarantee its customers an integrated and secure gaming offer, prevent criminal infiltration and ensure that gaming operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements. 

This commitment, which is an absolute imperative for the Group, is one of the reasons why our customers trust us. It results in the deployment of significant technological and human resources to: 

  • prevent and detect potential situations of fraud and money laundering during all stages of developing and marketing gambling and sports betting online or at a point of sale; 

  • and to train all employees, distributors and service providers. 

To distribute its games on the offline distribution network, FDJ relies on a network of distributors who are approved by the Service central des courses et jeux (the French gambling intelligence division), and who are subject to regular inspections. 

In the fight against gaming fraud, FDJ maintains a zero tolerance policy by applying systematic sanctions and cooperating with the police and legal authorities.  

Since 2004, FDJ has applied the legal due diligence obligations in relation to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.  In accordance with the French gaming regulatory authority (ANJ) regulations, the FDJ Group therefore implements a system compliant with the relevant provisions of Book V - Title VI of the French Monetary and Financial Code (CMF), as well as those provided for under Law no. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the opening of the online gaming sector to competition and regulation. 

Read the policy on the fight against fraud, money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Dowload the anti-money laundering questionnaire

 

 Preventing and fighting internal fraud 

The FDJ Group also has a system dedicated to the prevention and fight against internal fraud (fraud committed by an employee or with an employee's complicity) with the implementation of controls to reduce risks and detect potential fraud cases. 

Commitment to the integrity of sport

For several years, the FDJ Group has been committed to the prevention of sports corruption, active participation in monitoring the integrity of sports competitions and in cooperation with all sports, public and private stakeholders, both in France and abroad, in order to ensure better protection of sport against the risks of manipulation.  

Related publications

Ethics Charter

January 2018

Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct

April 2021

Policy on the fight against fraud, money laundering and the financing of terrorism

April 2021

Anti-money laundering questionnaire

April 2021