Business Code of Conduct

Ringtech aims to be a referent for a trustworthy performance in all the markets where the company is working. An ethical sales conduct and the compliance with laws and regulations is an absolute principle of Ringtech. Ringtech has defined a Good Governance, in which the code of conduct, anticorruption guide, and the free competition guide are included.Ringtech has an Ethical Channel. All employees can contact it to inform from bad practices in the company.

Ringtech assumes the responsibility to manage diversity in the widest sense of the term, maintaining the work environment free of any kind of discrimination and any type of conduct that may involve any kind of personal harassment.

An unwavering commitment to integrity

As evolving in a complex environment, Ringtech has always placed integrity, reliability and responsibility at the heart of its actions and values. This commitment is underpinned and driven by a strong culture of ethics and compliance and the initiatives that stem from it.

A culture of integrity

Whether with suppliers, customers, partners or employees, Ringtech fosters long-term relationships based on transparency, integrity and loyalty. Ringtech’s reputation can only be built by continuously strengthening ethical rules and procedures. 

It is critical to our successful future that each one of our employees upholds the daily commitment to apply the Code of Ethics and promote it both within our teams and to the outside world. – Henri Poupart-Lafarge – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ringtech's Code of Ethics

Outlining Ringtech’s commitments, the Code of Ethics is designed to promote honest and ethical conduct with all stakeholders: customers, suppliers and contractors, competitors, shareholders, governments, regulatory authorities and the general public.

First published in 2010, it has since been regularly completed and supplemented. The Code of Ethics is distributed to all employees and given to all new hires. Every employee is accountable for respecting the principles and rules of the Code of Ethics. It is each individual’s personal responsibility to exercise his or her activities with loyalty and integrity. Managers, whose responsibilities extend beyond those of employees, have to set a good example of ethical conduct, promote this attitude and to be vigilant in preventing, detecting and responding to any violation of the Code of Ethics. They are required to protect employees who report violations.

Upholding integrity promises

To uphold the commitments that underpin the Integrity Programme, Ringtech puts in place dedicated training courses, clear procedures and internal communication campaigns. Employees and third parties also have easy access to an alert system to report any suspected violations of the Code of Ethics or Ringtech rules and policies. Reports can be made confidently.

Ringtech Alert Procedure: simple and accessible

Any person or third party who may have reason to suspect a violation of the Code of Ethics or Ringtech rules and policies may use the Ringtech Alert Procedure.

Dedicated ethics and compliance resources

The Ethics & Compliance team responsible for the  Ringtech Integrity Programme aims to implement a culture of integrity and ensure all the rules are applied. The Ethics & Compliance team has a wide scope of intervention covering :

  • Prevention of corruption
  • Relationships with business partners: sales partners, suppliers, contractors consulting companies, joint ventures and consortiums
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Charitable and political contributions
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Facilitation payments
  • Sponsorship

The Chief Compliance Officer has direct access to Ringtech ‘s Chairman and Managing director.

Data privacy

At Ringtech, your data privacy is essential and constitutes a key principle of our Code of Ethics. Ringtech’s data privacy policy is stated in the Ringtech Data Privacy Charter.Any person has the right to access, rectify, and/or, in certain circumstances, erase any personal data that could be held by Ringtech, as well as restrict or object to the processing of personal data. Ringtech has one of the most advanced company Ethics & Compliance rules. Its Code of Ethics defines a comprehensive, recognized set of procedures for relations with stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, contractors and partners. The Integrity Programme clarifies these commitments for each employee through training, awareness-raising and engagement, supported by a network.

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