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Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

Compliance with rules on ethics is one of Nexans’ underlying commitments in conducting business. Nexans’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct establishes the ethical rules and values with which Group employees and business partners must comply within the course of their professional duties. These rules cover competition law, fraud prevention, corruption and conflicts of interest, compliance with applicable regulations on embargoes, money laundering, personal data protection, and more.

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Nexans shares and upholds the highest values in the way it conducts its business across the world. Nexans’ Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is our guide for applying our ethical standards. We are fully committed to safeguarding our reputation and success, and to earning widespread trust through our governance, ethics and compliance practices. It is in the interest of all to adhere to this Code. Together, we can make the conscious decision to achieve lasting compliance.

Christopher Guérin
Christopher Guérin

CEO, Nexans


Any violation or suspected violation of the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct can be reported through Nexans’ whistleblowing system. This system is available to anyone – employees, customers, suppliers or any third party alike.


Targeted actions

Each year, a specific action plan is established and rolled out across the Group by top management and executive management at operating entities and subsidiaries. It includes, in particular, the signing of Ethics Code compliance certificates by all Group managers and a required advanced training program, delivered online or in traditional classroom format, depending on the year and the topic.

Dedicated compliance program

The purpose of the Group’s Ethics Compliance Program is to establish the prevention, detection and response procedures for handling violations. This program is coordinated by a strong team acting under the responsibility of the General Secretary: Ethics Correspondent // Ethics Compliance Program Manager // Personal Data Protection Manager // Head of Risk Management // in-house lawyers.

100 %

of the Group’s managers completed the Compliance Week training program in 2022, which covered corruption risks, antitrust law, personal data protection and cybersecurity (98.3% in 2021)


of managers signed the compliance certificate in 2022