G4 DISCLOUSURE ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH

EDPR became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations launched in 2000 that defines guideline directives for businesses that opt to contribute to sustainable development.

EDPR also has a Code of Ethics that contains specific clauses for 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 UN Global Compact.

EDPR is governed by a strong sense of ethics and requires that its suppliers do not have conflicts with EDPR ethical standards. In this way, the acceptance of alignment with the spirit of EDPR’s Code of Ethics is required. As part of a supplier qualification process the supplier shall provide a written declaration of acceptance of the principles established in EDPR’s Code of Ethics.

Additionally, the EDP Group and EDPR, has a Procurement Manual, which includes a chapter that guides each Purchasing Department to put sustainability 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. Procedures to guarantee this accomplishment are defined.

For further information about the Code of Ethics and the Ethics Channel please visit the Section 5 Corporate Governance, C.II. Reporting Of Irregularities or visit our ethics information on the corporate governance section, in our website, www.edpr.com. Moreover, additional information is detailed in the Integrity and ethics section.
For further information regarding Suppliers please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR1 – TOTAL NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS THAT INCLUDE HUMAN RIGHTS CLAUSES OR THAT UNDERWENT HUMAN RIGHTS SCREENING

EDPR has a Code of Ethics that contains specific clauses for the respect for human rights. Our Procurement Manual also includes a chapter to put the UN Global Compact principles into practice.

G4 HR2 – TOTAL HOURS OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING ON POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING ASPECTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO OPERATIONS, INCLUDING THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES TRAINED

In 2011, EDPR started an Ethics training program in Europe for all country managers, directors and senior managers with a team, holding a double objective:

  • To enhance EDPR’s ethical process and all the tools and documents available in the company
  • To prepare them to give ethics training to their teams.

Each manager was responsible for providing training to his/her team during the first quarter of 2012.

During 2014, a new Code of Ethics was approved and an online pilot training program was launched in 2015 to transmit general concepts to a group of employees, and after the great feedback provided by them it will be expanded to the rest of EDPRs personnel during 2016.

G4 HR3 – TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF DISCRIMINATION AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN

In 2015, EDPR did not record any incidents of discrimination.

G4 HR4 – OPERATIONS IDENTIFIED IN WHICH THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MAY BE AT SIGNIFICANT RISK, AND ACTIONS TAKEN TO SUPPORT THESE RIGHTS

EDPR carried out a study to characterize its Supply Chain, based on an analysis of the exposure to economic, social and environmental risks. This analysis was performed using ESCHER (Efficient Supply Chain Economic and Environmental Reporting) methodology developed by PwC. For the ESCHER calculation routine PwC used EDP Group 2014 data related to suppliers.

The study allowed EDPR to determine the following results:

~0%* EDPR’s direct suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk.

For further information regarding Suppliers please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR5 – OPERATIONS AND SUPPLIERS IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR INCIDENTS OF CHILD LABOR, AND MEASURES TAKEN TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EFFECTIVE ABOLITION OF CHILD LABOR

EDPR’s Code of Ethics has specific clauses against child or forced labour. The company did not identify any operation that could have a significant risk for incidents of child labour, forced and compulsory labour or indigenous rights.

However, EDPR carried out a study to characterize its Supply Chain, based on an analysis of the exposure to economic, social and environmental risks. This analysis was performed using ESCHER (Efficient Supply Chain Economic and Environmental Reporting) methodology developed by PwC. For the ESCHER calculation routine PwC used EDP Group 2014 data related to suppliers.

The study allowed EDPR to determine the following results:

~0%* EDPR’s direct suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour.

For further information about the Code of Ethics and the Ethics Channel please visit the Section 5 Corporate Governance, C.II. Reporting Of Irregularities or visit our ethics information on the corporate governance section, in our website, www.edpr.com. Moreover, additional information is detailed in the Integrity and ethics section.

For further information please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR6 – OPERATIONS AND SUPPLIERS IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR INCIDENTS OF FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR, AND MEASURES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR

EDPR’s Code of Ethics has specific clauses against child or forced labour. The company did not identify any operation that could have a significant risk for incidents of forced and compulsory labour or indigenous rights.
However, EDPR carried out a study to characterize its Supply Chain, based on an analysis of the exposure to economic, social and environmental risks. This analysis was performed using ESCHER (Efficient Supply Chain Economic and Environmental Reporting) methodology developed by PwC. For the ESCHER calculation routine PwC used EDP Group 2014 data related to suppliers.

The study allowed EDPR to determine the following results:

~0%* EDPR’s direct suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour.
For further information about the Code of Ethics and the Ethics Channel please visit the Section 5 Corporate Governance, C.II. Reporting Of Irregularities or visit our ethics information on the corporate governance section, in our website, www.edpr.com. Moreover, additional information is detailed in the Integrity and ethics section.

For further information please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR8 – TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OF VIOLATIONS INVOLVING RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND ACTIONS TAKEN

EDPR did not identify any operation that could have a significant risk for incidents with indigenous rights.

G4 HR9 – TOTAL NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF OPERATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEWS OR IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

EDPR has renewable plants in operation in 10 countries and is present in 12 countries, all of which are within the scope of the Code of Ethics premises and regulation.

G4 HR10 – PERCENTAGE OF NEW SUPPLIERS THAT WERE SCREENED USING HUMAN RIGHTS CRITERIA

EDPR is governed by a strong sense of ethics and requires that its suppliers do not have conflicts with EDPR ethical standards. In this way, the acceptance of alignment with the spirit of EDPR’s Code of Ethics is required. As part of a supplier qualification process the supplier shall provide a written declaration of acceptance of the principles established in EDPR’s Code of Ethics.

Additionally, the EDP Group and EDPR, has a Procurement Manual, which includes a chapter that guides each Purchasing Department to put sustainability 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. Procedures to guarantee this accomplishment are defined.

80% of the purchases at Corporate and Europe are carried out to suppliers who declare they work aligned with Global Compact criteria and EDPRR’s Code of Ethics. 66% of the providers in North America also declared they work aligned with Global Compact criteria and EDPR’s Code of Ethics.

** Europe information is based on number of transactions and US information scope is for suppliers above 500k€.

For further information please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR11 – SIGNIFICANT ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL NEGATIVE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND ACTIONS TAKEN

EDPR carried out a study to characterize its Supply Chain, based on an analysis of the exposure to economic, social and environmental risks. This analysis was performed using ESCHER (Efficient Supply Chain Economic and Environmental Reporting) methodology developed by PwC. For the ESCHER calculation routine PwC used EDP Group 2014 data related to suppliers.

The study allowed EDPR to determine the following results:

~0%* EDPR’s direct suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, forced or compulsory labour, freedom of association

Through this study, EDPRR aims to identify areas where should focus its improvement activities in order to significantly reduce its exposure to risk and optimize impacts.

For further information please refer to Suppliers Section.

G4 HR12 – NUMBER OF GRIEVANCES RELATED TO HUMAN RIGHTS FILED, ADDRESSED, AND RESOLVED THROUGH FORMAL GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS

In 2015, EDPR did not record any incidents related to human rights practices in any of its grievance channels.
Additional information on the Whistleblowing Channel and the Ethics Channel can be found at Section 5 Corporate Governance, C. II. Reporting Of Irregularities or visit our ethics information on the corporate governance section, in our website, www.edpr.com. Moreover, additional information is detailed in the Integrity and ethics Section.