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Values and Code of Ethics

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Values and Code of Ethics

The methods of the Polenergia Group’s operation are determined by broadly defined ethics. This is manifested in the Company’s responsible approach to stakeholders: shareholders, employees, collaborators, business partners.

The Polenergia Group has defined the ethical principles and values that guide the business of the Group through the implementation of the Ethical code. The code defines the ethical values observed by the Management Board and the Polenergia Group’s employees.

Both the Polenergia Group’s employees and business partners are required to shape the workplace culture compliant with the values laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Charter of Diversity and the principles of the United Nations Global Compact Ethics Program. The Code of Ethics of the Polenergia Group provides for the possibility to notify the Ethics Committee of abuses in this sphere. Our contracts with employees and business partners contain provisions on complying with principles of ethics and caring for the natural environment and local communities.

The Group observes the principles of fair competition when selecting suppliers and contractors and acts in a manner devoid of any attributes of corruption. Moreover, it meets the highest environmental protection and labor standards and expects the same from the entities with which it cooperates. Responsible attitudes of all partners in the supply chain not only streamline work and ensure the expected quality of service and operation of the Company’s assets but also allows it to comprehensively manage its environmental impact.

The Responsibility Strategy incorporates diversity to the business and management strategy of the Company and makes it a priority in the area of its diversity and inclusion actions. The Polenergia Group has been also a signatory of the Charter of Diversity since August 2019. Diversity management is a business strategy which creates and promotes equal opportunities, appreciates the values hidden in cultural differences between people, and uses the diversity potential for the effective pursuit of the organization’s goals. Therefore, in 2020, the Group concentrated on the actions supporting diversity of employees and equal opportunities for them as provided for in the CSR Strategy.

The Code of Ethics of the Polenergia Group fully complies with the principle of equality and non-discrimination on the grounds enumerated in Article 183a § 1 of the Labor Code, which provides that employees should be treated equally as regards establishing and terminating an employment relationship, conditions of employment, promotion, and access to training in order to improve professional qualifications, in particular regardless of sex, age, disability, race, religion, nationality, political views, trade union membership, ethnic origin, denomination, sexual orientation, as well as regardless of employment for a definite or indefinite term, or full-time or part-time employment.

In 2015 the Ethics Committee of the Polenergia Group was appointed. In 2020, in connection with the implementation of the „Ethical business conduct” area of the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, the Ethics Committee Regulations were updated. The Committee’s objective is to react to and eliminate all irregularities arising within the Group and, above all, define and promote the ethical principles and values set out in the adopted Code of Ethics among the employees and business partners of the Group.

The Regulations were consulted with all employees. Contact with the Committee is made by the following email or a box located on the 4th floor of the Krucza House building.

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