In the world around us, compliance cannot simply be summarized as doing things well. It is a question of operational excellence, company's success, and risks reduction.

Our industry is exposed to two major risks: risks related to the safety of people and property and risks related to Compliance. The entire company is exposed to these risks.

BOURBON is committed to conducting its business with an emphasis on transparency, ethics, and responsibility, complying with the strictest laws and regulations.

The foundation of our Compliance Policy falls under the company's Code of Conduct.
Defined according to the highest international standards, applicable in all countries, at all sites, the Code of Conduct applies to all employees, on land and at sea, and anyone working on behalf of BOURBON: contractors, temps, etc. It also applies to business partners and suppliers.

BOURBON reserves the right, for example, to terminate business relations with companies that don't respect its compliance and ethics rules.

"Compliance is everyone’s business. The compliance program defined and implemented by BOURBON must be known and understood, not only by all employees on land and at sea, but also by all of our partners and suppliers."
Gaël BODénèsChief Executive Officer of BOURBON

A culture of compliance

To ensure Compliance to be, ever more, an integral part of its corporate culture, and to guarantee the proper application of rules, BOURBON deployed all over the world a dedicated organization and a steering and monitoring committee, associated to risk analysis tools. Its Compliance managers network, in all the organisations of the group, guarantee the correct local implementation of guidances. It also ensures the relay of the internal awareness and mobilization campaign, whose themes clearly affirms the group’s ambition: “Compliance, no Compromise”. If the Code of Conduct is the foundation of BOURBON’s Compliance policy, the e-learning sessions, followed by the employees, onshore and offshore, and the ethical hotline, enabling to report a risk situation, allow everyone to be actor in preventing the non-compliance risks.

The BOURBON Code of Conduct is published in 4 languages and is distributed to BOURBON employees and partners.

Because situations on the field can be complex, BOURBON employees and third parties may need support for the application or the interpretation of BOURBON’s Code of Conduct. BOURBON reinforces its ethical approach by providing its employees and third parties an ethical hotline available 24/7 allowing everyone to report a behavior which wouldn’t be compliant to BOURBON’s Code of Conduct.
phone: +33 (0)4 91 13 36 70

Ethical hotline is managed by the Corporate compliance department, its use is optional and is not mandatory. According to CNIL regulation (ref.2017-191), you can access and modify your personal data asking to this e-mail.


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