Business Ethics & Compliance

Sustainable Governance: Applying the Strictest Ethics

For Aperam, it is essential that all employees are fully aware and aligned with our Corporate Governance and Compliance framework and that a zero tolerance for non-compliant behaviour is achieved. 

Strong Ethics & a Well-known Code of Conduct

For Aperam, it is essential that all employees are fully aware and aligned with our Corporate Governance and Compliance framework and that a zero tolerance for non-compliant behaviour is achieved. As a result, the Company invests a lot of effort in making sure all of its numerous policies are well understood, from insider dealing to anti-­trust, economic sanctions, conflict of interest and anti-discrimination (see all our policies below).

Beyond regulations, Aperam also ensures that our ethics, as described in our Code of Conduct, are well understood and applied at all times. 

The Highest Standards in Governance

The company aims to continuously improve its Corporate Governance and Compliance framework in line with the industry’s highest standards. This why most of our policies have been recently updated, with a particular focus on training and communications.

For a solid company alignment, we also use a network of champions to spread the word from the top level of management down to the shop-floor. We also address all topics and dilemmas with a Compliance Committee chaired by our CFO. Using this approach, we can establish a culture of sustainable Business Ethics and Compliance.

In 2019, with the help of our Compliance correspondents, we had our first Anti-Fraud week with workshop sessions gathering more than 1,000 employees. Using either gamification or risk management, we were able to discuss real cases of fraud and address openly sensitive topics such as whistle-blowing.

Alerting System & Whistle-blowing

Aperam invests a lot of effort in making sure all of its numerous policies are well understood, from insider dealing to anti-­trust, economic sanctions, conflict of interest and anti-discrimination.

Policies based on best practices & international standards