Groupe Snef sets out to conquer the Great Place to Work® certification
The Great Place to Work® certification recognizes companies around the world for being great places to work at. To be certified, an organization must obtain a minimum score of 65% positive responses to the Trust Index© survey. This survey is established around five axes: credibility, respect, pride, friendliness, fairness —all values shared by Groupe Snef.
Groupe Snef’s culture, with its more that 115 years of history, is based on the values of responsibility, high standards, humility and respect. With its 13,000 employees in France and abroad, the Group is building a culture of trust, performance and autonomy to promote best results, both collectively and individually.
In March 2022, Snef Brasil was awarded the “Great Place to Work” certification. The Group's Brazilian operations became one of the best companies to work for in Brazil. This was the first milestone for Groupe Snef and its agencies, as they now intend to earn this internationally recognized benchmark certification. This wish reflects the importance that Groupe Snef places on the quality of life at work for all its employees, the true ambassadors of Team Snef.
TERRITORIAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ACTIVITY
Groupe SNEF’s organization is based on decentralized structures aiming at bringing the company's decision-makers closer to its customers, with a focus on responsiveness, quality, safety and profitability.
The Group is now present in about 100 cities in France and in more than 25 countries. This proximity promotes our company’s participation in local life.
We favor local job catchment areas, whether in France or internationally, by promoting local hiring. Our rules are drawn up as part of a constructive social dialogue aimed at harmonizing the company's development with the creation of shared and sustainable values.
In France, taking into consideration that social efficiency goes hand in hand with economic efficiency, we preferred representative bodies as close as possible to the field with Social and Economic Committees organized by region and by specialty. Internationally, we apply the same proximity and social rules principles within the local legal framework.
BUILDING ON AN OPEN AND CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE
Groupe SNEF maintains an active dialogue with all stakeholders.
Internally, this dialogue is based primarily on staff meetings, regular visits (customers, suppliers, elected officials, etc.), publications for internal and/or external distribution, regional and national plenary meetings.
Each year, the Group also issues an activity report, a financial report, an IFRS consolidated financial statements as well as a risk factors report which is posted online and downloadable from the Group's website.
The website openly provides all useful information about the Group.
Although independent, our rule has always been to hold ourselves to the highest standards, particularly in terms of Governance which includes a Board of Directors composed of independent directors, an Audit Committee, a Remuneration Committee.
ETHICS, COMMITMENTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
In 2018 and for the seventh year in a row, the Group published, on the United Nations Global Compact website and at the Global Compact Active level, its commitment to the fundamental values concerning human rights, labor law, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
Groupe SNEF has always asserted his absolute commitment to Business Ethics, to the prevention and rejection of corruption. Warning and management systems have thus been set up and reinforced, both in France and internationally. The Group now has Compliance Officers as well as an audit department in charge of carrying out investigations.
The Group Compliance Officer is responsible for monitoring the application of the anti-corruption program, and issues an annual report directly to the Board of Directors. The Group Compliance Officer manages a network of compliance officers appointed in each of our subsidiaries. The latter are responsible for ensuring the implementation of the anti-corruption system and compliance within their entity.
Spearheaded by General Management, Groupe SNEF deployed its own anti-corruption system to meet the requirements of the Sapin 2 Law.
LGeneral Management commitments in terms of prevention, detection of corruption and influence peddling are reminded at each company events, internally as well as externally.
The Code of Conduct is thus adopted each year by all employees of our Group. This commitment to ethical rules is reaffirmed through supervisory meetings, plenary sessions and specific training programs concerning the most exposed populations.
Our customers, suppliers and other company stakeholders are aware of and adhere to our commitments to fight corruption and prevent conflicts of interest.