and managers), i.e., 20,987 people (99% of the target population). Also in the year, Valeo adapted to accommodate new needs by releasing a Privacy, Image and Social Media Policy to protect confidential information, and a charter on the use of computer and electronic communication resources aimed at protecting intellectual property and information systems and ensuring the safety and integrity of the Group’s networks and resources. Awareness, detection, prevention and alert To improve the understanding and commitment of personnel on ethics and compliance issues, the Group set up a “Compliance Champion Team” comprising 70 experienced managers known for their knowledge on these matters within their networks. In line with the relevant standards, Valeo completed its policy by setting up a worldwide alert line enabling personnel to alert management, through various channels (phone interviews, email, letters), about actual or potential non-compliance with regulations or internal rules. Open to all personnel in all of the Group’s languages, the line offers anonymity if requested, and is free of charge. It is run by a third-party company and guarantees confidentiality and anonymity. A MAJOR ROLE TO PLAY IN CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP Valeo’s sites contribute to the economic and social fabric of the regions where the Group operates through actions in favor of employees and their families. In Asia for example, where nearly one-third of Valeo employees are located, more than 40% of sites offered their employees financial assistance to fund leisure activities, sports and holidays. Valeo also strives to protect the
environment in association with local communities. Each site also organizes local actions, known as Plants’ Initiatives, to help local communities. In 2015, for the second year running, this program saw all sites run at least one corporate citizenship operation. During Sustainable Development Week, which takes place in June each year, many sites often organize open days which are an opportunity for Valeo to showcase its manufacturing processes, technologies and products, and to raise visitors’ awareness of the various environmental issues confronting the site. Lastly, each site determines its own donation policy, with most choosing to support educational and cultural activities.