Compliance consists of ensuring that a company complies with the laws in force governing the way in which it conducts its business

Compliance with all these legal and regulatory requirements determines the trust of the public, customers, staff members and shareholders as well as Dexia's reputation

Compliance within the Dexia Group

As a company, Dexia undertakes to conduct its activity in a professional and responsible manner vis-à-vis its customers and counterparties, the Surveillance Committee and any partner, whether internal or external to the Group. Indeed Dexia undertakes to abide by the laws of the countries in which it operates and to ensure the adoption of honest behaviour within the context of the carrying on its activities.

Compliance is an independent function which forms part of the internal control system. Its task consists of overseeing the management of non-compliance risks and assessing the compliance of internal codes of conduct, policies and procedures with legal obligations and the best practices applicable to its activities.  

In terms of organisation, The Chief Compliance Officer ensures that a coherent and effective policy is applied within the entire Dexia Group, with the aid of a Compliance Officer based in each entity. These Compliance Officers report functionally to the Chief Compliance Officer.

Its activity falls within the framework of a charter which describes the role and areas of competence of the compliance function and presents the governance principles underlying Dexia's approach to compliance. A compliance policy specifies the organisation and all the areas covered by this function. These key documents have been approved by the Management Board and the Board of Directors of Dexia.

What is its perimeter?

1. Financial security
2. Anti-corruption
3. Market abuse
4. Integrity towards markets
5. Prevention of conflicts of interest
6. Data protection
7. Whistleblowing
8. Outsourcing

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