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Values and ethics

At Capgemini, our Values and Ethics are at the heart of our identity.

Capgemini’s founder, Serge Kampf was deeply convinced that abiding by strong Values and demonstrating sound Ethics are the foundation for profitable and sustainable business.

Capgemini’s seven Values – Honesty, Boldness, Trust, Freedom, Fun, Modesty, and Team Spirit – express our personality, our spirit, they inspire and guide us to never lose sight of who we are. Profoundly entrepreneurial, we cherish and encourage individual freedoms and initiatives, within the discipline of a perfect alignment with our Values.

At the same time, our ethical culture guides the behavior of all our team members across the world. It enables us to adopt an ethical approach, which starts with reflecting upon and sometimes questioning our actions and decisions. It requires a spirit of enquiry, and uses dialogue and debate to reason, always in the light of our Values, and define what “doing the right thing” means in our business, and in our Group.

It is our commitment to our core Values, and our belief in doing business ethically, that have distinguished us from the outset, and that continue to do so today.

Our seven Values

“Our values are at the heart of the company and have become its hallmark: an entrepreneurial spirit above all else, respect for all cultures, and love for our clients.”

Paul Hermelin, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Discover our Values and what they mean for the Group, and for each of us:


Loyalty, integrity, uprightness, a complete refusal to use any underhanded method to help win business or gain any kind of advantage. Neither growth, nor profit nor independence have any real worth unless they are won through complete honesty and probity.

And everyone in the Group knows that any lack of openness and integrity in our business dealings will be penalized at once.


A flair for entrepreneurship, and a desire to take considered risks and show commitment (naturally linked to a firm determination to uphold one’s commitments). This is the very soul of competitiveness: firmness in making decisions or in forcing their implementation, an acceptance periodically to challenge one’s orientations and the status quo. Boldness also needs to be combined with a certain level of prudence and a particular clear-sightedness, without which a bold manager is, in reality, merely dangerously reckless.


The willingness to empower both individuals and teams; to have decisions made as close as possible to the point where they will be put into practice.

Trust also means giving priority, within the company, to real openness toward other people and the widest possible sharing of ideas and information.


Independence in thought, judgment and deeds, and entrepreneurial spirit, creativity. It also means tolerance, respect for others, for different cultures and customs: an essential quality in a multicultural worldwide group.


Feeling good about being part of the company or one’s team, feeling proud of what one does, feeling a sense of accomplishment in the search for better quality and greater efficiency, feeling part of a challenging project.


Simplicity, the very opposite of affectation, pretension, pomposity, arrogance and boastfulness.

Simplicity does not imply naivety (simple does not mean simpleton!); it is more about being discreet, showing natural modesty, common sense, being attentive to others and taking the trouble to be understood by them. It is about being frank in work relationships, loosening up, having a sense of humor.

Team spirit

Solidarity, friendship, fidelity, generosity, fairness in sharing the benefits of collective work; and accepting responsibilities and an instinctive willingness to support common efforts when the storm is raging.

Our ethical culture

Instilling an ethical culture

Our Code of Business Ethics sets out who we aspire to be and translates our Values into ethical principles and expected behaviors.Our training program was revamped in 2021 to foster and promote our ethical culture internally, providing each of our team members with all they need to learn about Values and ethical culture within the Group. This training is mandatory for all employees and must be taken annually.

Capgemini trusts and expects team members to report ethical concerns in good faith. SpeakUp, our 24×7 web and phone-based ethics helpline, is not just a tool; it’s a commitment to listen to our employees, to be fair when investigating issues, to show rigorous organizational justice, maintain confidentiality, and protect reporters from any form of retaliation.

One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®

We nurture our ethical culture year on year, constantly improving our approach. This has helped us become one of the most trusted and respected companies, recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute 12 years in a row.

This recognition highlights our position as an ethical employer of choice and a responsible player in the eyes of our external stakeholders.