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Sustainability Report 2020
“For Enerside’s Board of Directors, sustainability is a priority and we take care to ensure that all of our decisions as Board Members incorporate aspects which promote long-term sustainable growth. Not only do we establish specific objectives in terms of sustainability in our strategic decisions, we also carry out a follow-up to guarantee these are achieved.”
Tomàs Casanovas, Chairman of the Board
How we work
Clean and sustainable energy
In a world with ever increasing energy needs, viable, profitable and sustainable solutions are required. Enerside is committed to providing renewable energy solutions which empower local communities, businesses and investors to be autonomous and obtain a financial return while looking after the planet. For Enerside, sustainability is an integral part of our organization and it is embedded in all business units.
Enerside works systematically and programmatically to identify and evaluate the sustainability challenges that are most important for our stakeholders and our business.
Enerside is fully committed to the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Enerside also wants to show its continuous support of the UN’s Global Compact, as well as its ongoing commitment to the 10 principles referring to Human Rights, Employment Rights, the Environment and the fight against corruption. Therefore, an extensive analysis has been carried out in all areas of the company and a Strategic ESG plan has been created, based on the sustainable development goals. The aim is to achieve maximum excellence in Environmental, Governance and Social aspects.
Sustainable Development Goals
Identification of challenges
Different challenges in terms of sustainability impact our business and our stakeholders
Prioritization and identification of challenges
Development of programmes to address the challenges
From all of the identified challenges relating to sustainability that impact our business and stakeholders, we have prioritized the following 15 material aspects:
I. Climate change
II. Circular economy
III. Sustainable energy systems
IV. Environmental impacts
VI. Attracting and retaining talent
VII. Diversity and equal opportunities
VIII. Human rights
IX. Access by local communities to electricity from sustainable energy
X. Safety and emergencies
XI. Financial strength, profits, growth
XII. Long-term sustainable return
XIII. Business ethics and transparency
XIV. Legal compliance
XV. Information security and cyberattacks
10 Sustainable Development Goals
After having defined the 15 key challenges for Enerside, we have developed 15 specific programs to address these key challenges, which we will carry out over the next three years and which will be defined within the 2021-2025 Sustainability Plan.
Quality is at the core of our strategy
We have developed a strong corporate Quality Policy in order to provide an excellent service to all interested parts (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, partners, etc.) in accordance with the corporate values of service, ethics and respect. Guaranteed always that the legal and other applicable requirements are met and that it satisfies the expectations of the interested parties. To comply with this Policy, the Enerside team has a strong commitment to continuously improve performance and reinforce stakeholder trust.
Quality, Environmental Management and Safety and Health at Work
In accordance with this Quality Policy, Quality Objectives are established at all levels, and the degree of compliance is monitored so that it can be measured on an ongoing basis.
To provide confidence to stakeholders and investors that asset quality and return on assets (PPI) targets will be met.
To be a company where people can develop both personally and professionally in the best environment, where there is a sense of belonging for a purpose: to improve the world we live in.
To satisfy customer needs through a service committed to quality and trust.
Enable suppliers to have a stable and long-term relationship.
To develop sustainable, cost-effective and high quality environmental projects for Enerside and its partners.
To have transparent and accountable Corporate Governance in decision-making and governance.
Enerside, through its Quality Committee and Management Boards, regularly reviews the quality management system, identifies areas for improvement, and defines and implements the action plan to meet the Quality Objectives.
Consistent with its responsibilities, the company will provide the necessary resources for compliance with this Policy.
We are committed to transparent communication to enable analysts, investors and other stakeholders to analyse and compare our performance.
RESOURCES FOR ESG
ANALYSTS AND INVESTORS
All Corporate Policies can be downloaded below:
• Board Composition and Appointments Policy
• Board and Senior Management Remuneration Policy
• Respect for Human Rights Policy
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
• Anti-harassment Policy
• Money Laundering and Crime Prevention Policy
• Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy
• Health and Safety Policy
• Environmental Respect Policy
• Quality Policy
• Suppliers and Procurement Policy
Ethics and Compliance
Clean and sustainable energy
Enerside has a Compliance Program, Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Code in order to ensure the company complies with, and ensures its employees, Managers, Board Members and shareholders comply with, the governing ethical principles of the company, through the implementation of equality, diversity and anti-harassment policies, as well as monitoring and ensuring the application of the legal policy in force regarding anticorruption and occupational health and safety. In addition, there is an Ethics Inbox on the company’s website available to everyone involved in the company to be able to communicate any wrongdoing either personally