Sustainability and responsible action are firmly anchored in our corporate culture. We attach just as much importance to compliance with essential standards focusing on the environment, social matters and corporate governance as to the economic success and further development of our Group.
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We successfully calculated our first Corporate Carbon Footprint.
Our Sustainability Committee, established at highest management level.
Our Code of Conduct combines all values and principles.
We acquire and operate wind and solar parks throughout Europe to generate electricity from renewable energies.
Our wind and solar parks produce 3.4 TWh of green electricity per year for hundred thousands of households.
Compared to conventionally produced electricity we save over 1.300.000 tons of climate-damaging carbon dioxide per year.
We support our employees by subsidising the use of bicycles and local public transport and replace air travel with digital meetings wherever possible.
We deploy sheep as “greenkeepers” for the area surrounding our plants and refrain from using fertilisers and pesticides. Birds and insects enjoy the healthy soil in our parks, which increases biodiversity.
We exclusively use recycled office materials and climate-friendly sanitary products in our offices.
The projects supported by us include a homeless charity in Hamburg and a children’s hospice near Munich.
We offer our employees a variety of training possibilities fostering their professional and personal development.
Our comprehensive development programme provides individualised support for our managers and executives. We attach great importance to equal opportunities. The proportion of women among our managers was 30.8% in 2021.
We care for our employees’ health and enjoy doing sports together, e.g. at the “B2 Run” event. Our constantly growing racing bike team has been provided with stylish outfits.
Our free Employee Assistance Programme gives our employees individualised advice on all health, job-related and personal issues.
We guarantee that the ESG standards rank equal to criteria such as return, growth and profitability.
We constantly encourage our employees to comply with rules, regulations, laws and social codes to achieve the best possible culture of compliance.
When taking decisions, we give equal weight to the needs and requirements of all our stakeholders – from shareholders to employees to suppliers.
By joining the UN Global Compact, we are now also formally committing ourselves to the values of the world's largest initiative for responsible corporate governance and thus committing ourselves to the ten universal principles in the sections of human rights, labor standards, environment and climate as well as corruption prevention.
We have joined the United Nations' PRI (Principles of Rensponsible Investments) sustainability network. This commits us to an investment behavior that takes not only economic and financial relevance in account but also ecological and social criteria as well as questions of good corporate governance. For the investment process, this means that in future we will include ESG sustainability criteria even more clearly.
In order to effectively integrate the topic of sustainability into the various business areas and processes, it is not only necessary to have an overview of the entire business, but also the appropriate authority to implement the corresponding authority to implement even more far-reaching changes.
Labor standards are an important asset that is firmly anchored at Encavis. The best possible protection of our employees, as well as our service providers, is particularly important to us and is therefore regularly monitored.
For a better working environment
Environment and climate protection are crucial to us. As an operator of wind and solar farms, decarbonized energy supply and the expansion of renewable energy is more than just a pure business purpose - it describes the actions and drive of our employees.
Against climate change
As a European company, Encavis focuses on countries where the risk of corruption and bribery is not elevated. Nonetheless, we perceive higher risks associated with compliance violations that are in turn associated with higher general long-term risks. Therefore, lawful behavior is a basic requirement for good corporate governance.
Our project portfolio is limited to renewable energy plants within Europe. Thus, both, our corporate headquarters as well as our project sites, are located in regions with high standards of law, democracy and civil rights.
Our environmental, social and governance performance has been rated by ISS ESG and MSCI ESG, two world's leading ESG research and rating agencies, and received the ISS ESG Prime Label and MSCI Rating of A in 2022.
We have been certified with the VdS 10010 and thus implement the legal, organizational and technical requirements of the DSGVO. Furthermore, we meet the requirements for the VdS 10000 certificate and are organizationally, technically and preventively prepared for the most important attack scenarios and have suitable processes and protective measures in place.
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Tanja Van den Wouwer
Head of Sustainability & Communications
T: +49 40 3785 620
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