Our commitment to ethics is reflected in our Ethics Program, launched in 2010, an important tool to assess the current status and promote awareness on the issue internally. The Program consists of an interpretative guide of the Code of Ethics, a survey to assess how ethics is understood by EDPR’s workers and a training program.
In mid-2011 the survey allowed us to assess the knowledge that EDPR’s employees have of the Code of Ethics, corresponding communication channels, the main causes for ethical misconduct, the biggest ethical risks for companies and the consequences of non compliance with the Code.
After analyzing the survey results, an explanatory guide was developed in order to create an easy-to-use tool, explaining the company perspective on each Code article, and providing clear examples to help decode the Code’s language.
The training program then started with three initial sessions, with 4 hours each, for all country managers, directors and senior managers with a team from EDPR EU and EDPR Corporate, holding a double objective:
1. To enhance EDPR ethical process, and all the tools and documents available in the company;
2. To prepare them to give an ethics training to their teams.
Each manager is responsible for providing training to his/her team on the first quarter of 2012.