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ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN
 
Evaluation of corruption risk
In 2016, the Group continued the deployment of the risk management system, by including two new subsidiaries: South Africa and France. The map of the Mexican subsidiary has also been updated. In addition, since 2015, the Group has deployed a Code of conduct published in 16 languages and communicated to all employees worldwide. Virbac’s Code of conduct describes, in particular, the rules to be observed in the fight against corruption and gives an internal email address so that employees may contact legal counsel confidentially when they are witness to behaviour which does not comply with these rules. The training carried out as part of the deployment of the Code of conduct, or more specifically in the fight against corruption, is also an opportunity to evaluate, informally and in collaboration with the operational teams, the risks of corruption to which Virbac may be exposed (see indicator G4-SO4 below). In 2016, the Group continued the deployment of the Code of conduct, notably via internal presentations.
 
Communication and training on anti-corruption campaign policies and procedures
In 2014 and 2015, specific training courses on the risks of corruption were carried out among many managers and leaders: general managers of European subsidiaries, chief financial officers in Latin America and Apisa (Asia-Pacific- India-South Africa), principal managers of the Indian and Uruguayan subsidiaries. In 2015, a dedicated training was also organised with all employees at the Virbac Chinese affiliate. To complement these efforts, the training carried out from July 2015 as part of the deployment of the Code of conduct, provided the opportunity to discuss the risks of corruption with a large number of employees and to recall the rules in force in the anti-corruption field. This training involved four subsidiaries in the Apisa area, two subsidiaries in the Latin America area the Apisa regional team and some internationally recruited new entrants in key positions. In 2016, Virbac continued its efforts in the fight against corruption. Virbac has updated its Group anti-corruption policy, which is now written in 10 languages and available on the intranet to all Group employees. The members of the executive board, the members of the strategic committee, the members of Comex in France and the directors of the Group’s subsidiaries signed a document formalising their commitment to comply with this policy.
 
 
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