Ensuring the integrity of their business practices, managing social and environmental risks, developing new standards and procedures — these are just some of the many challenges companies need to meet today. For Thales, the keys to success are risk prevention, effective control and systematic sharing of best practices.
A company-wide risk management system
The procedures in place to ensure responsible practices and ethical conduct are defined at corporate level and applied systematically throughout the Thales organisation.
The goal is to identify potential problems early so we can prevent them from occurring. Our employees are the people who put our principles into practice, so we make sure everything is in place to help them support the risk prevention effort:
- rules and procedures
- practical guidelines
- e-learning modules
- ethics alert facility
More effective controls
Audits, self-assessments and surveys are central to the Thales risk management organisation. They help us pinpoint any weak links in the system and close potential loopholes. When a problem is discovered, we take immediate action and cooperate with the relevant authorities as a matter of policy.
Sharing best practice
Based on our experience, we identify best practices and share them with our stakeholders. We are also actively involved — at both national and international levels — in efforts to improve the regulations and standards governing ethical business conduct and corporate responsibility.
Corruption PreventionCorruption is still widespread, which is why Thales has zero tolerance for corruption at any level.
Strict export controlsAs a leader in defence and security, Thales applies strict controls to the products and technologies it exports.
How to be a responsible purchaserPurchasers deal with numerous challenges, from corruption prevention to environmental protection. Clear procedures and constant vigilance are the keys to success.
Helping to set tomorrow's standardsThere's always room for improvement in the rules governing corporate responsibility. Thales is helping to raise the bar by developing the standards of tomorrow.