Gemalto aims to apply the highest ethical and professional standards, whether or not they are imposed by law. Our employment practices prohibit discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees in all their forms, for example on the grounds of race, color, nationality, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, and physical and mental disabilities.
We published a previous version of our Code of Ethics in 2009. At the time, we asked all our existing employees to sign and endorse the Code. Today, we not only ask all new recruits to sign the Code, but include this as part of the integration process for employees brought into the company through our acquisitions.
At the end of 2012, the Gemalto Board validated a new
Code of Ethics (PDF, 1.2 MB). This document includes additional chapters covering the UN Global Compact, and from now on will be the Code we use and refer to.
We have also complemented our Code of Ethics with coverage of specific departments. These include a Purchasing Code of Ethics, and an Internal Audit Code of Ethics introduced in 2010 and revised in 2012.