Governance & commitments


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 has signed the  United Nations Global Compact because the economic performance of a group only makes sense when it is part of a determined action for sustainable development. With this in mind, since 2012, Sequana, as well its Arjowiggins and Antalis entities, are member of the United Nations Global Compact, which brings together companies, United Nations organizations, the world of work and civil society around ten universal principles related to human rights, international standards labor, the environment and the fight against corruption.  This initiative underlines the commitment of the Group to develop a long-term CSR policy  which integrate the key values of the respect for others as well as the ethical and environmental concerns.

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

In order to demonstrate the attachment of the participating company to the United Nations Global Compact and to its principles, the signatory company makes a commitment to be transparent:
• By communicating every year on the progress accomplished in the integration of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, within the framework of its strategy and of its activities,
• To further the cooperation among key stakeholders and promote partnerships established in support of the objectives pursued by the United Nations.


Sequana publishes annually  its  accomplished progresses on the main 2016-2017 actions associated to the  ten principles of the Global Compact  under the ” Communication On Progress -2016-2017- Advanced “form (only in French).

Sequana is proud to be part of the GC Advanced according to the Global classification