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Values and ethics

At the heart of our identity

At Capgemini, our Values and Ethics are at the heart of our identity. Our seven Values inspire and guide our team members, who each contribute to our ethical culture. Capgemini’s founder, Serge Kampf, was deeply convinced that sound ethics are an essential foundation for profitable and sustainable business. From the outset, this belief in doing business ethically and our commitment to our core Values has distinguished us.

Leading the way to an ethical future with our Values at our heart; living our ethical principles in everything we do.

“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

Our seven Values

Our seven Values – Honesty, Boldness, Trust, Freedom, Fun, Modesty, and Team Spirit – express our personality, our spirit. While we continuously evolve our culture, our Values remain constant: we never lose sight of who we are. Profoundly entrepreneurial, we cherish and encourage individual freedoms and initiatives, within the discipline of perfect alignment with our Values.

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.

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.