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Naval Group whistleblowing hotline

Naval Group makes available to its employees and stakeholders victims or witnesses of inappropriate behavior within the group, dedicated interlocutors and an internal whistleblowing hotline allowing them to issue a report and express themselves with confidence.

Naval Group undertakes that no employee or stakeholder who has made a report in good faith and in the manner provided by the group, may be subject to retaliation or any sanction.

In which case to issue a report?

A report must be issued when a person:

  • is witness to or aware of a situation of corruption or influence peddling, conflict of interest, financial, accounting or banking fraud, anti-competitive practice, discrimination, harassment, or more generally a situation contrary to ethics;
  • witnesses or is aware of risks or serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the health and safety of persons and the environment resulting from the activities of the enterprise;
  • is personally aware of a crime or offense, of a serious and manifest violation of an international commitment duly ratified or approved by France, of a unilateral act of an international organization taken on the basis of a ratified international commitment, law or regulation, or a serious threat or harm to the public interest.

How to issue a report?

A report may in any case be made in writing or orally to my supervisor and / or a representative of the Directorate of Human Resources.

In addition, the author of the report may also turn to:

  • in his working site, depending on the subject, to a dedicated interlocutor: referent discrimination, relay ethics / CSR, Compliance Officer;
  • at group level, towards the Ethics, Compliance and Governance (DECG) directorate or the Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CERSE) using the following alert line : ethics@naval-group.com

This address can be used for any questions or comments regarding our CSR program.

How is a report processed?

  • Any report is handled by a qualified person and bound by a confidentiality agreement.
  • The process is intended to ensure, as much as necessary, the protection of the identity of the issuer and the persons concerned and the nature of the facts.
  • If necessary, an investigation is carried out by the CERSE in compliance with a specific Naval group instruction.
  • The investigation is based on facts and must make it possible to determine the reality and the materiality of the facts reported.
  •  Depending on the findings of the investigation, disciplinary proceedings or legal proceedings may be initiated.

Who can issue a report?

  • Any employee or stakeholder of Naval Group may issue a report.
  • This person must act in good faith, that is to say, without malice or expectation of a personal counterpart and have reasonable elements to presuppose the veracity of his remarks.
  • Abuse of the device may expose the perpetrator to disciplinary sanctions and / or legal proceedings. Its use in good faith cannot expose the author to any sanction even if the facts would not prove materially established after treatment and investigation.
  • Facts, information or documents, whatever their form or medium, covered by national defense secrecy, medical confidentiality or the secrecy of relations between a lawyer and his client are excluded from the alert system.