All Committed, All Compliant!
Complying with legal and regulatory requirements is a challenge we meet. However, we not only rise to this challenge but go beyond it, because we make compliance and integrity a core, daily priority for our associates.
Sonepar is committed to the highest ethical, social, and environmental standards. We aim to be a responsible corporate citizen in Canada.
Sonepar’s Code of Conduct
The Group's Code of Conduct is the reference document for global compliance and integrity within Sonepar.
It is regularly updated with the latest regulatory developments, best practices, and Sonepar’s corruption and influence peddling risk mapping.
All Sonepar Regions and support functions have played their part in creating this reader-friendly Code of Conduct, which sets out the principles and rules of good conduct that all Sonepar’s associates must use as a guide to their daily business – everywhere and every day.
Each associate has access to a copy of the Code of Conduct in their own language.
To ensure it is understood and used by all, the code is available in 20 different languages.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Sonepar expects its business partners to commit to the same high ethical standards. To ensure this, we use a dedicated Supplier Code of Conduct that sets out clearly defined expectations; and the Group uses specific procedures and tools to assess the integrity of its business partners.
Conflict Minerals & Human Rights Policies
Conflict Minerals Policy
Sonepar is deeply committed to responsible sourcing, as an important part of its CSR strategy. We do our best to ensure that our suppliers’ products and components do not contribute to adverse impacts on human rights.
Human Rights Policy
As the world leader in the B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions and services, Sonepar is an influential player throughout its value chain.
As set out in its Code of Conduct, Sonepar is committed to providing a working environment that ensures that all associates are treated fairly, equally, and decently. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Our Human Rights Policy further detail our commitments. It applies to all Sonepar operating subsidiaries. It can also be made available to our external stakeholders to provide guidelines for everyone and to make our expectations of our Suppliers Code of Conduct clear.
How to raise a concern
For associates, referring the matter to their manager is the preferred option. They can also contact Sonepar’s Head Office, the Local Human Resources Department, or the Group General Counsel’s Office at groupcompliance(at)sonepar.com.
A confidential, external whistleblower reporting system is also available for third parties or associates who want to make a report without directly interacting with Sonepar’s personnel.
Raise a concern
This platform is provided by an independent third party that has been selected by Sonepar. Suspicions and incidents can be reported in 20 different languages at any time – 24 hours a day. The reporting process is encrypted, and password protected, and all communication with the whistleblower takes place on this secure platform.
Sonepar is committed to very high ethical, social, and environmental standards.
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