Our Social Responsibility

As a developer of facilities for renewable energy generation and energy storage, Eolus has a key role to play in the social transition. Our objective is to be a responsible company that promotes societal development and achieving our climate targets. We strive to maximize our positive impact and minimize the potential negative effects of our operations at every stage.

Human Rights

We support acknowledged international conventions on human rights and fair working conditions. Eolus exercises zero tolerance towards child labor, compulsory labor and human trafficking. Our work in this area is built on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, international regulations on human rights and the principles of UN Global Compact. Our commitment to respecting human rights is described in our Code of Conduct that all employees, partners and suppliers are expected to comply with.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Eolus promotes diversity and equal opportunity in our operations and our industry. We regard cultural diversity as a strength for our operations and society at large. Diversity creates the conditions for development and innovation and promotes creativity and involvement. We exercise zero tolerance against all forms of discrimination and/or harassment. All employees, and those who come into contact with our operations, must be treated with respect regardless of age, gender, ability, religion, culture or sexual orientation. This is clearly described in our Code of Conduct as well as in internal guidelines for diversity and equal treatment. In our efforts to promote the global Sustainable Development Goals, we have identified two that related to this area: Goal Five, Gender Equality; and Goal Ten, Reduced Inequalities. Read more about our priority goals here.

Work Environment and Safety

Our aim is that everyone who works for Eolus shall have a safe and healthy work environment. That is why we are actively engaged in integrating health and safety into all parts of our operations. Employees at Eolus must have the possibility of actively influencing their work environment. Read more in our Code of Conduct and Work Environment Policy.

Accidents and incidents are reported in our incident reporting program for the purpose of systematizing the company’s efforts around HSE issues and to make it possible to minimize risks and thereby the number of accidents.

Eolus believes that a healthy work environment also encompasses the possibilities for our employees to develop their own skills. For that reason, we have a regular procedure for skills development in which employees and managers jointly review the mandatory training courses that the employee has to take in order to be authorized to perform their jobs. In addition, the existing skills development needs are defined. HR compiles the skills needs for the entire organization and procures training courses that have been customized for business.

We do not focus solely on traditional training since much of the learning comes from working with one another on a daily basis. There are also shorter internal in-depth courses where employees are offered the opportunity to learn about a colleague’s area of specialization.

Cooperation with Stakeholders

Eolus has a responsibility to listen, understand and cooperate as regards the varying – and sometimes contradictory – interests of its stakeholders. Through continual dialogue with our stakeholders, we can come to understand what is important to them and what expectations they have of Eolus as a company and find solutions.

Project development and permitting of renewable energy facilities are subject to a number of laws and regulations. The aim is to ensure that the facilities can co-exist with other community interests such as local residents, the native population, nature and wildlife, total defense and other critical infrastructure. Permitting is preceded by a democratic process where various stakeholders are able to present their views, and a number of surveys are conducted. The facilities have to comply with a number of conditions; for facilities such as wind power, these include noise and shade. With our extensive experience in renewable energy, Eolus has a great deal of know-how regarding where and how we can construct facilities for renewable energy and energy storage for optimal electricity generation or storage, while taking other societal interests into account. Value creation is inherent – including the ability to account for people, the landscape, the environment and society across the entire value chain.