Act in compliance

In a context of external growth, particularly internationally, the Heppner Group is committed to an active compliance approach for the group itself as well as for its main service providers.

A code of conduct for everyone

The Code of Business Conduct has been a major component of the Group’s compliance policy for many years. In 2021, Heppner expanded the dissemination of its Code of Business Conduct internationally. Available in 4 languages (French, English, German and Spanish), it is given to each employee who agrees to comply with it.

Zero Corruption

To ensure a good understanding of the risks related to corruption, a digital training course has been designed and deployed.

Provider awareness

The rules of vigilance against corruption and conflicts of interest, as well as the fight against bribery, have been integrated into the Group’s responsible purchasing charter to which suppliers must adhere.

Bénédicte Souplet Director of Compliance and Legal Affairs

Training in identifying risks related to corruption and conflicts of interest, designed specifically for and by the Group in line with its culture and provided to all employees in France in 2021, is an essential component of our compliance programme. These courses will be deployed internationally in 2022.

Data security and privacy (GDPR)

On the occasion of the European Union’s General Regulation 2016/679, which came into force in 2018 on the protection of personal data (GDPR), the group has reinforced its commitments. A Heppner data protection officer ensures compliance with the applicable regulations and implementation of security measures matched to the data’s sensitivity.

CSR supplier assessment

In 2021, the Group carried out the first CSR assessments of its suppliers, excluding transport, on the following topics: ethics, human resources, purchasing, CSR commitments and quality and partnership. This initial assessment enabled us to identify possible partnership synergies in terms of CSR with our suppliers. Moreover, it confirmed our commitment to their commitments, since 90% of them have implemented a CSR approach and 80% are evaluated by EcoVadis.

Key figures


non-transportation suppliers evaluated in 2021


of them have implemented a CSR approach

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