Principle 1: Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: Eliminate any instances of being complicit in human rights abuses
Compliance with human rights principles is described in the chapter entitled Ethics and combating corruption.
Principle 3: Uphold the freedom of association
Principle 4: Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Principle 5: Abolish child labor
Principle 6: Effectively prevent discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Compliance with labor standards is described in the chapter entitled Diversity management
Protection of natural environment
Principle 7: Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Compliance with labor standards is described in the chapters entitled: Environmental impact management, Environmental impact and Biodiversity.
Principle 10: Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Compliance with the anti-corruption principles is described in the chapter entitled Ethics and combating corruption.
Polenergia creates an inclusive work culture. We believe that equal career opportunities for all are one of the key elements needed to achieve sustainability. We support women and develop leadership skills among women. We actively counteract any violations of the equal treatment principle, both in our Group and among our business partners. We monitor the percentage of women occupying key positions in the company head office and the issue of equal pay for men and women. By actively managing the diversity area, we build commitment and create innovation, which are both necessary to implement our growth strategy.
We are steadily strengthening our position among the leaders that guide our country towards energy based on clean and renewable sources. We recognize the key role that business should play in preventing climate change while at the same time satisfying the expected elevated demand for electricity. That is why our strategy focuses on intensive development of onshore and offshore wind power and photovoltaics. Our long-term goal is the great hydrogen transformation. We want to be a key producer of green hydrogen in Poland, effectively contributing to the decarbonization of the energy sector.
Increasing the share of renewables in the final energy consumption will allow Poland to meet the EU climate targets and reduce the adverse impact of cities on the natural environment. According to UN forecasts, by 2030, 5 billion people will live in urban areas and it is the cities that generate the majority of global carbon dioxide emissions. Based on its knowledge and experience, Polenergia actively supports the efforts to widely apply innovative, environmentally-friendly solutions in the field of generation, trading and distribution of energy from renewable, ecological sources.
In 2017, Polenergia joined the Ethics Program of the United Nations Global Compact Poland. In August 2020, under the UNGC Partnership, the Group launched two projects: Sustainable Towns and Equal Opportunity in Business. We are also a signatory of the Diversity Charter, which is coordinated in Poland by the Responsible Business Forum. The combination of viewpoints, competence and capabilities of the numerous institutions and businesses that, similarly as Polenergia, are guided by social responsibility concerns for current and future generations, is a guarantee of effective implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.