The fundamental values of Renault, and by extension those of each member of the Group, without considering their rank, role or country, are set forth in our Code of Ethics. Renault urges its staff to abide by these values and in so doing create a shared system of ethics, the aim being to protect the Group’s employees, assets, shareholders and customers and to foster good citizenship.

Our ethical values

Renault has the will to create conditions for dialogue clear and honest with employees and their representatives. The company prefers negotiation to facilitate the decision closer to the ground, prepare the changes and support them in the best conditions, seeking a balance and a convergence of interests between the company and the interests of employees.

To allow a broader social dialogue on a worldwide scale, Renault has created the Renault Group Committee, unique instance of staff representation at the Group. It comprises 34 representatives from 19 countries. The social policy of the Renault Group is based on respect for the Declaration of Fundamental Rights signed in 2004. It establishes rules and principles applicable across the Group in the areas of health, safety and working conditions, training, remuneration of labor and employee representation.

The people at Renault are bound to protect and uphold these values and are asked to embody them through exemplary behavior.

Consistent with prevailing laws and regulations, the Renault Code of Ethics clearly asserts the Group’s values in its five chapters :

ethical values

The Group’s collective commitment to respect these fundamental principles actively contributes to its performance and positive reputation.

The Code of Ethics, available in 14 languages, has been handed out in person to each of the 122,000 employees of Renault and its subsidiaries. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer signed the introduction to demonstrate the importance he attaches to the Code. This significance was further underscored by the Group Executive Committee members, who also signed the document.

An ethical framework to guide our actions 

The Code of Ethics and the values it sets out are supplemented by documents that together form the company’s “doctrine of ethics”:

“Ethics in Practice”, a collection of questions on the ethical issues staff may be faced with in their everyday work, with answers helping employees to make the right choices;

“Dedicated Codes of Good Conduct”, explaining the rules to be observed in functions to which stronger ethical requirements apply (including top-level management, Safety, IT, Purchasing and Sales).

Deployment and motivational resources

The Group is rolling out the Code of Ethics using the following tools:

  • Awareness training for all staff, cascaded down from the highest levels of management to inform and mobilize;
  • An organization structure for coordinating and monitoring preventive and corrective action on ethics: a Group Director of Ethics, heading an ethics and compliance committee and an anti-fraud and corruption committee, and a network of country ethics correspondents using a similar structure of local ethics and compliance committees;
  • An ethics intranet with reference documentation (doctrine of ethics);
  • A whistleblowing system, consistent with regulations, that enables employees at Group entities in all the countries to report any incident liable to seriously harm the Group’s interests, impact its operations or incur its liability. The system is a right to which employees are entitled. It is optional and complementary to other reporting channels within the company (including line managers, staff representatives, statutory auditors and the Ethics department) that are to be favored.

Download the Code of Ethics in your language

Click on the following links to read the Code of Ethics in one of 14 languages :