Our approach to sustainability
We’ve always worked hard to carefully balance profitable growth, integrity and caring for people as well as for the environment. This is our commitment and we are constantly raising our game and ambitions.
In 2010, we joined the UN Global Compact as a signal of our commitment to running the business in a sustainable way. Our ambitions stretch beyond meeting regulatory requirements. We strive to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and have reported on our performance every year since 2011.
We contribute part of the solution to the world’s most pressing challenges – like rising energy needs from growing populations and better living standards, resource scarcity, poverty, inequality and climate change. We are justifiably proud of our long track record in contributing to renewable energy but we want to do more. It’s a matter of not wasting resources, planning ahead, and constantly trying to improve. Those are the overall headlines for our sustainability initiatives that we focus within the areas of Safety, Environment, Technology and People.
Meet the Sustainables
Breeze, Winston, Gus T. and Storm are our Sustainability mascots. They represent the power of our employees in driving Sustainability across the company. Meet them in this short animation and learn more about our approach to running a sustainable business.
Our Code of Conduct
The ethical framework for how we interact and do business.
Formalized in 2007, the Code of Conduct is the foundation for our sustainability efforts. Together with our corporate values, this core documents guides our employees on how to represent the company in accordance with the highest ethical standards. We expect all of our business partners to adhere to and adopt the principles of the Code of Conduct and ask them to sign it as a prerequisite for our collaboration.
We recognize that management systems are a vital element of our high performance on Quality and EHS. Management systems are a key element of our Sustainability backbone, making sure that we operate according to the best standards in quality, health and safety and the environment. We are committed to certifying all our operational sites according to internationally accepted standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, with the exception of 5 small offices with fewer than 15 employees. Our new factory in Baodi, China started production in November 2017, while Bergama, Turkey became operational in July 2017. These two sites will go through certification in 2018.
ISO 9001 Certificate
OHSAS 18001 Certificate
Suppliers and quality management
We realize that sustainability risks can be more prevalent in our supply chain rather than our own business. This is why we require our suppliers to comply with LM Wind Power’s Code of Conduct, and we are transitioning to GE’s The Spirit & The Letter. We expect our suppliers and business partners to adhere to the LM Wind Power Code of Conduct and the principles herein. The Code of Conduct covers business, human rights, and environmental principles. We require suppliers to:
- Respect all applicable laws and regulations governing our business
- Conduct business with integrity
- Encourage a spirit in which fair employment practices, safe workplaces, and the protection of the environment extend to all employees
- Avoid conflicts of interest between personal and work affairs
- Encourage and sustain values and culture, where ethical conduct of business is appreciated and exemplified by all employees
Download the LM Wind Power EHS Policy. Translated versions are available upon request.
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