As part of our vision for a better world, we run our business based on a set of ethics detailed in our Code of Business Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility principles. These frameworks ensure that people are always at the heart of everything we do. We build relationships of trust with all our stakeholders – employees, customers, partners, suppliers, shareholders, and regulatory and government bodies.

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Ethics & Compliance

Compliance with ethicals rules and international standards is part of Dassault Systèmes corporate purpose to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. These principles guide the conduct of the company and are essential to our role and reputation as a strategic partner to our customers. Dassault Systèmes is a decades-old company that's has always built relationships of trust with our stakeholders.

Data Privacy

Because we have always considered the protection of our clients and partners personal data as a top priority, we take the responsibility of processing personal data very seriously. Since the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have reasserted our data protection commitment by improving our solutions through new capacities that enable our clients and partners to manage their GDPR compliance programs.

Our solutions are designed applying the concept of “Privacy by Design” which aims to ensure that privacy is integrated into applications from the design stage. In 2019, all our offers were updated to take account of regulatory changes and maintain their compliance with this concept.

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Tax Policy

Dassault Systèmes' commitment to ethical and sustainable growth is supported by a transparent and responsible tax policy in all countries where we operate.

In line with this commitment, our tax policy relies on three key principles: 

  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Transparency
  • Tax Responsibility

Dassault Systèmes' tax policy is defined according to applicable regulations, notably the principles found in European directives and OECD recommendations, and is implemented in accordance with the company’s business and operational objectives. 

Acceptable Use Policy

Dassault Systèmes’ purpose is to provide virtual worlds to imagine sustainable innovations that are capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. We are convinced that virtual universes will be key to enabling and accelerating the global sustainability transformation that is already underway.

When it comes to sustainability, especially in the technology sector, increasing attention is being paid not only to the impact of a company’s products and services, but how they are used and to whom they are sold.

We have defined an Acceptable Use Policy, detailing categories of activities that we do not believe our software should support, notably in the areas of weapons but also coal, tobacco and oil & gas when these industries do not make clear and public commitment to reduce their carbon footprint.

We are proud of this new policy. It aligns us even further with our core business purpose, helps ensure that our own client portfolio is “future fit” and enables us to focus our energy, resources and attention where they should be: on helping our customers to build a more sustainable world.

Public Affairs

As part of our activities to engage stakeholders, Dassault Systèmes often communicate with French, European and international institutions through position statements, direct contact and participation in professional organizations, think tanks and events. These activities are aligned with our goals and values of trust and transparency and are carried out in a coordinated and consistent way. Among the issues addressed with public stakeholders are shaping Europe’s digital future, European data strategy, developing common requirements for a European Cloud, contributing to new materials, innovating in public health policies, and combatting climate change with the Green Deal. 

Dassault Systèmes conducts these activities with transparency: 
•    We’re registered on the European Transparency Register under number 454608238523-04. We position and answer to EU consultations that are publicly available on the EU register, along with a list of professional organizations and think tanks we’re active in. As a registered company, Dassault Systèmes follows the rules of the EU transparency register's Code of Conduct in the framework of its relations with the EU institutions.
•    We’re listed on the French Register for Interest Representatives, which aims to provide information to citizens on the relationship between interest representatives and public officials when public decisions are made to make it possible to better understand and measure the impact of lobbying on the regulatory process
•    We support the UN Global Compact’s call for companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

To read the Dassault Systèmes Charter for Responsible Public Affairs, please click here.

In addition, we follow our own ethics and compliance Code of Business Conduct. We also comply with applicable international conventions, do not seek information or decisions dishonestly, or by use of undue pressure or inappropriate behavior, and provides, to the best of our knowledge, EU representatives and stakeholders with complete, accurate, and up-to-date information.

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