This is the sixth year EDPR publishes an integrated report describing the company’s performance, with respect to the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.

Information is presented according to G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for Sustainability

Reporting and provides also information on the additional electricity sector supplement indicators directly related to the company business, which is the power generation from renewable sources, basically wind. A full GRI G4 Content Index for the report can be found in our website www.edprenovaveis.com.

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

Global Compact is an initiative of the United Nations launched in 2000 that defines guideline directives for businesses that opt to contribute to sustainable development.

EDPR has become signatory of this initiative and is committed to put these principles into practice, informing society of the progress it has achieved.

In addition, the company has a Code of Ethics that contains specific clauses on the respect for human rights. In compliance with the Code, EDPR expresses its total opposition to forced or compulsory labour and recognizes that human rights should be considered fundamental and universal, based on conventions, treaties and international initiatives like the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization and the Global Compact.

Our Procurement Manual also includes a chapter that guides each Purchasing Department to put these principles into practice, therefore when procuring and contracting goods and services EDPR appeals to all reasonable endeavours so that selected suppliers accept to comply with the UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

To learn more about the UN Global Compact, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.

GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE

The GRI guidelines define a set of indicators and recommendations to create a global standard for disclosing information concerning the three sustainability pillars: economic, environmental and social performance. A company’s adherence to these guidelines means that it concurs with the concept and practices of sustainability.

The whole report, including environmental and social indicators contemplated by the GRI, was audited by KPMG.

The GRI framework defines a list of principles to help organizations ensure that the content of the report is balanced and accurate. EDPR applied these principles as the basis for the 2015 Annual Report.

To learn more about the GRI guidelines, please visit www.globalreporting.org.

GRI COVERAGE

This Annual Report follows G4 Guidelines in its accordance with Core Option and GRI Materiality Disclosures Service has verified that the General Standard Disclosures G4-17 to G4-27 are correctly located in both the GRI Content Index and in the text of the final report. Additionally, its content has been assured according to ISAE 3000 by KPMG.
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