Two Naval Group entities are jointly responsible for ethics and compliance:

  • The Group Ethics, Compliance and Governance department (DECG)
  • the Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CERSE).

In 2017 the Compliance department, which was set up in June 2012, was expanded to become Group Ethics Compliance and Governance.

Going beyond what is required of a privately owned Company, the Chairman and CEO of Naval Group decided to set up the Ethics, Compliance & Governance Department to bring the Group into line with best industrial practice in the defence sector with regard to the identification and management of ethical and regulatory business risk.

The Ethics, Compliance & Governance Department develops Naval Group’s Integrity Program, which aims to prevent major risks to the group.

The Ethics, Compliance & Governance activities are relayed across the group via the network of compliance officers.


The Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee was created in 2015 through the merger of the Ethics Committee (created in 2009) with the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (created in 2011).

It sets general ethical and corporate social responsibility policies and ensures best practice is applied within the group. The Committee reports to the Chairman and CEO.

Direct contact can be made with the Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at any time using the advice and recommendations process by e-mailing the address shown in the Code of Ethics and on the group’s intranet sites: