Governance & commitments

Stakeholders

Sequana’s responsibility towards its various stakeholders is based on the key principles of transparency, accountability, cooperation and responsible communication. Constructive dialogue is an integral part of forging a well-balanced group in terms of economic, labour, environmental and social issues, as a means of securing Sequana’s sustained viability over the long term.

Stakeholders include:

  • Customers
  • Shareholders/investors
  • Suppliers
  • Employees
  • Local communities
  • NGOs (non-governmental organisations)
  • Government/public authorities

United Nations Global Compact

Sequana signed the United Nations Global Compact in September 2012, underscoring its commitment, along with that of Arjowiggins and Antalis, to the ten fundamental principles in the areas of human rights, labour law, the environment and anti-corruption.

The ten principles set out in the UN Global Compact require businesses to:

  • Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Uphold the effective abolition of child labour
  • Uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Encourage the development and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Every year, Sequana also publishes a “Communication On Progress” for each of these ten principles. Its last such report covering the period 2014-2015 was published in October 2015 under the “GC Advanced” level, reflecting the Group’s determination to go beyond minimum reporting requirements.