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ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE

FDJ Group’s Ethics and Compliance Programme

FDJ Group’s Commitment, Principles, and Approach

Responsibility, Commitment, Proximity, Optimism, Innovation are the corporate values promoted by the FDJ Group, which must take form daily in our professional activities. 

On a daily basis, these values should be reflected in the professional activities of its employees. FDJ Group is committed to a process of transparency and exemplarity, based on compliance with the most demanding regulations and ethical standards. 

This Ethics Charter affirms the collective commitment of our Group to promote these values and guide our behaviour in accordance with the following fundamental ethical principles : 

  • Compliance with laws and regulations 
  • Sharing culture of integrity 
  • Respecting our employees, our customers, our partners and stakeholders 
  • Engaging in a constructive dialogue with civil society. 

Our values of responsibility, commitment, proximity, optimism, and innovationbring together all our employees and stakeholders around a common base, explained and shared, principles that involve behaviour and acts calling for discernment, exemplarity, integrity, responsibility, and transparency, in a word, to ETHICS.

Stéphane PALLEZ FDJ Group President and CEO

COMPLIANCE

Compliance: Group FDJ’s north star goal

FDJ Group adopts a zero-tolerance policy regarding corruption, fraud, and money laundering. This is a guarantee of trust for our stakeholders and therefore the sustainability of our activities. We are all required to actively contribute to comply with the national and international laws and regulations that apply to our activities. This naturally involves adopting irreproachable behaviour, as well as strong vigilance in the exercise of our functions. It is about protecting the Group.

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    Anti-corruption

    Prevention and detection of corruption is everyone within FDJ Group’s business. The Group has implemented an anti-corruption programme based on an Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct, as well as specific procedures around gifts and invitations, declaration and management of conflicts of interest, evaluation of third parties, etc. It is led by the board of directors, piloted by a dedicated department, and run with the support of experts and anti-corruption referents. 

    The Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct is FDJ Group’s reference document for the prevention and detection of corruption. It guides the daily behaviours and actions of FDJ Group and its stakeholders. 

  • Anti-money laundering

    Subject to regulations regarding the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML-CFT) and under the supervision of several authorities ensuring effective monitoring of compliance with these standards, FDJ implements a compliance and risk management system consolidated at the Group level. This system relies on significant human resources and a robust internal control process aimed at detecting and effectively addressing abnormal situations.

    In addition, FDJ Group cooperates closely with administrative and judicial authorities to tangibly combat emerging and ever-evolving threats and to prevent any use of FDJ’s offerings and products for criminal purposes, money laundering, or terrorist financing. Prevention and detection of corruption is everyone within FDJ Group’s business. The Group has implemented an anti-corruption programme based on an Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct, as well as specific procedures around gifts and invitations, declaration and management of conflicts of interest, evaluation of third parties, etc. It is led by the board of directors, piloted by a dedicated department, and run with the support of experts and anti-corruption referents. 

    The Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct is FDJ Group’s reference document for the prevention and detection of corruption. It guides the daily behaviours and actions of FDJ Group and its stakeholders. 

  • The privacy of our clients is a priority for FDJ

    We are committed to building a relationship of trust with our clients and to protecting their privacy in accordance with the French Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    As such, and in the interests of transparency, since 2018 we have implemented a Privacy Policy for our players to inform them of how we collect and use their personal data, and the rights they have in relation to their data. This Privacy Policy is regularly updated according to a process defined by the company in order to take into account any changes in data processing that may occur.

    FDJ undertake to respect the following principles: we only collect the data we need and we process the data of our clients for explicit, legitimate and determined purposes.  With regard more specifically to cookies, we have put in place a specific Policy on each of our sites and applications.

    FDJ ensure that all appropriate procedures are in place and maintained in order to manage, under the conditions laid down by the regulations, all client requests for exercising their rights. Clients may, notably, exercise their data protection rights from our dedicated FAQ page on our sites and applications: How can I exercise my data protection rights?

STAKEHOLDERS

Promoting ethical corporate management by involving all FDJ stakeholders

  • Ethical alert system

    Our alert system, FDJ’Alert, allows employees and external stakeholders (service providers, B2B clients, partners, candidates, etc.) to report any signs or issues that seem to go against the ethical and compliance commitments and principles of FDJ Group. The governance established within the Group provides guarantees of confidentiality, independence, and impartiality in the collection and processing of alerts. We encourage everyone to raise the alarm if necessary. The sooner we know about it, the faster we can act!

  • Human rights

    FDJ is committed to preventing human rights abuses and improving employment standards and working conditions in the territories where the company operates. The Group’s policy for preventing human rights risks is communicated in the FDJ Group Human Rights Policy. It outlines identified issues, their implications for Group entities, and presents a set of guidelines laying out the specific approaches to be adopted for four main stakeholders and 17 risks. 

  • Responsible procurement

    For over ten years, FDJ has been engaged in a responsible procurement process aligned with the Group’s CSR strategy. This commitment involves all our stakeholders. The responsible procurement approach revolves around seven pillars: supplier relationships, supplier mediation, decarbonization of procurement, management of supplier CSR risks, local procurement, inclusive procurement approaches, and participation in extra-financial certifications and ratings.