Ethics and Compliance

Getlink has implemented a policy on ethics and compliance which supports the Group's strategic decisions, the management and the professional practices. These values are shared by the 3,500 employees of the Group and all stakeholders.

Getlink - Ethics and compliance

Ethics and Human Rights

From the beginings, the company has demonstrated solid values geared towards Group cohesion, as a guarantee of its future and development. These values, which reflect our company spirit and act as our guide, are expressed by each employee on a daily basis in all our professional business and conduct.

Getlink subscribes to the highest standards in the conduct of its business with respect for human rights, social rights and the environment and in paticular to the principles of:

Get Compliant Programme

To incorporate the strong core values of discipline, integrity and responsibility within the Group, Getlink is pursuing the deployment of its Get Compliant programme, launched in 2018, which comprises in particular the publication of the Code of Ethics and Conduct for all Getlink’s employees, suppliers and stakeholders. This Code of Ethics, comprehensive and illustrated with specific examples, educates all team members on the rules and behaviours expected of them. It also clarifies the roles of managers and team members in their professional practices. It is supplemented by a whistleblowing policy and a specific anti-corruption and ethical awareness programme. This programme has been supplemented with risk prevention tools and relies on a system including awareness tools and training.

Relations with suppliers

Getlink endeavours to build trust and loyalty with its suppliers and to ensure that they adopt a responsible attitude by offering products and services that respect labour and environmental laws throughout their life cycle. Their production conditions must strictly respect human beings and international rules regarding labour law, child welfare and health and safety. The environmental, social and ethical criteria are evaluated during the Group supplier selection process.

These requirements, which are the documents and information suppliers must comply with in order to work with Getlink or its subsidiaries, may be modified or updated at any time. Suppliers must ensure that they have the lastest version of these documents.

Eurotunnel’s specific requirements are available on the website at – Legal – Suppliers page as well as the General Conditions of Purchase.

If you have any question about these requirements, please contact your purchasing contact or write to

Documentation corner
18 Jul 2023 - 6:00 p.m.

Getlink and its subsidiaries are committed to preventing any firm of modern slavery, human trafficking or child labour within its business and supply chaun. Our policies and procedures reflect our aim to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

modern slavery 2022

23 Feb 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

In line with the Group’s strategic vision, Getlink reaffirms its commitment to corporate responsibility in its managerial and operational approach and in its relations with stakeholders.

Read the Human Rights Policy

08 Dec 2023 - 8:00 a.m.

All Getlink Group entities, its suppliers and other partners, undetake to comply with the principles and standards of conduct set out in the document.

Read the Code of Ethics and Conduct

29 Apr 2022 - 8:00 a.m.

Letter to suppliers: Getlink strengthens its commitment to sustainable procurement.

Read the Letter

01 Nov 2018 - 8:00 a.m.

Suppliers must confirm their acceptance of, and compliance with, Getlink’s compliance policies and procedures on commencement of a contract and throughout its duration.

Supplier's Declaration of Compliance

01 Jun 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

Suppliers must provide the documents listed in this document if the following two conditions are met: (i) the contract is performed in France, and (ii) the total amount paid by Getlink or its subsidiaries to the supplier is €5,000 or more, excluding VAT (total value of the contract, even if there are several invoices and payments).

Combatting illegal working

A questionnaire will be sent directly to suppliers by Getlink and its subsidiaries. Suppliers must complete the questionnaire fully, provide the information requested and keep the relevant subsidiary informed of any changes to their circumstances which may affect the responses given.

01 Jun 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

Any Getlink employee, supplier or other third party can use our whistletblowing mechanism.

Getlink whistleblowing policy

01 Dec 2018 - 8:00 a.m.

If the supplier is processing personal data for, or on behalf of, a Getlink group entity, the supplier must comply with our data processing agreement.

Data processing by the supplier

01 Jul 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

This document is applicable as of 16 July 2019. The GCP may, where necessary and by agreement, be supplemented by relevant specific conditions.

General Conditions of Purchase

01 Jan 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

Getlink has a strong culture of corporate social responsibility, and the Group’s tax strategy is an integral part of this. We have a responsible approach to the administration and payment of tax in the countries in which we operate.

Getlink tax strategy

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