K - POLYGONE is built around strong values, herein explained, which shape our culture and guide our actions. For most of us, these values are implicit in a group that grows by implementing several new operators each year on worldwide basis: It's the main mission of this document. Beyond the convictions and commitments that bring us together, we wanted also to formalize in this document all the rules of conduct that apply to all our businesses and all employees. These rules are not new. They appear regularly in the General guidelines that I address to the leaders of the poles of trades of K-POLYGONE.
Each pole is organized to ensure their respect by deploying its internal control system. They are supported at all hierarchical levels in operational entities, with each new Manager when he takes office. With this new Charter, which explicitly these rules for all our employees - but also for our external audiences, we are taking one step further. Through this Charter, we remember not only that membership in the Group K-POLYGONE implies a strict respect for the laws and regulations in force. We put forth the principles of professional ethics which must, in all circumstances and in all countries, inspire our behaviors. We affirm that K-POLYGONE expects each employee behavior shall be impeccable, based on integrity, loyalty, respect for the dignity and individual rights of employees. These rules have been reviewed and approved by the Committee Executive of K-POLYGONE. In addition to dissemination on the K-POLYGONE intranet and on our Internet site: We invite officials, the consultants of our poles of trades to disseminate them to their teams per the form that appear them most effective to ensure the compliance, complementing them if necessary depending on the specific activities and the countries concerned.
Each of the managers of the Group K-POLYGONE now see his personal performance particularly appreciated per the respect of these rules by the team that he is responsible to lead or lead. I decided also, in a straight line of the reflections recently by the Canadian competition authority, to strengthen internal control and audit actions: in addition, investigations of the competent authorities and internal controls implemented in the poles, checks can be conducted on the initiative of the group itself. We decided to appoint an ethical K- POLYGONE will, that in conjunction with the operational or functional directorates, the understanding of this Charter can be accessed directly and confidentially by all employees who would encounter difficulties for its undertaking of the application of these rules. We are counting on each of your own, as well as K-POLYGONE will continue to inspire the confidence of public and private customers, partners, shareholders, and employees: It is how we will be faithful to the values that bring together us.