Intro

Our material topics

Our strategic plan

Our material topics

Our material topics

Our material topics

Areas of focus

News

Sustainability
Report 2019

Human rights and compliance culture

We want to do more than what is legally required.

This means operating with high ethical standards and putting them into practice every day, in everything we do and everywhere we do business. Good corporate governance is therefore a top priority at Uniper. We endorse the German Corporate Governance Code, which seeks to promote responsible, transparent corporate governance and controls. Our business is global and thus our potential impact is as well.

Ensuring respect for human rights

We are committed to the prevention and cessation of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and all other humanitarian crimes. We therefore do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in any part of our own business or anywhere along our supply chains.

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% of our counterparties will be assessed under our ESG due diligence process by 2022

By the end of 2019, 22% of active counterparties had already been assessed.

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% of our coal from suppliers that have pledged to adhere to the Bettercoal Code of Conduct

In 2019 we purchased 55% of our coal from suppliers that have pledged to adhere to the Bettercoal Code of Conduct, up from 49% in 2018. Through our continued engagement with Bettercoal and our procurement practices, we aim to increase this percentage going forward.

Our strategic plan

Commitments
  • Have zero tolerance of forced labor, child labor, modern-day slavery, and human trafficking.
  • Continue to strengthen Uniper’s compliance culture and protect the business from corruption risks.
Targets
  • Screen 100% of counterparties according to Uniper’s ESG due diligence process by 2022.
  • Train 100% of employees on compliance and Uniper’s Code of Conduct by 2021.

Governance and compliance

We are committed to the prevention and cessation of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and all other humanitarian crimes. We therefore do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in any part of our own business or anywhere along our supply chains.

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new counterparties assessed and approved

Uniper has established a Know Your Counterparty Business Policy. The policy’s purpose is to enhance existing processes for identifying, verifying, and reporting the main compliance risks potentially posed by new counterparties before business deals are finalized. In 2019, the Compliance function used these processes to assess 409 new counterparties, all of which were approved.

Code of Conduct

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We've set a target to train 100% of employees on compliance and Uniper’s Code of Conduct by 2021.


Training will begin in 2020, after the new Code of Conduct has been issued.

Safeguarding personal data

The protection and secure handling of employee and customer data have a high priority for us. Data protection is crucial to avoid fines and prevent harm to our company’s reputation. Putting appropriate measures in place enables us to reduce these risks and deepen the trust of our customers and employees. As a matter of course, we ensure the same level of data protection level with our service providers as inside our company.

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new data protection coordinators appointed in 2019

They serve as our interface with the operating business. Their task is to identify data protection risks and reinforce awareness of data protection in our front-line operations.

Focus areas

Climate action and security of supply

Greenhouse gas emissions and a secure and reliable energy supply are Uniper's most material topics. Find out how we are decarbonizing our energy system whilst ensuring that we can provide security of supply.

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Our people

We care about our people and that's why we're committed to maintaining the highest of health and safety standards. We have no tolerance for discrimination and promote inclusion across our workforce.

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Environmental Protection

We're focused on using resources efficiently and minimizing pollution to protect our natural environment. Limiting the environmental impact of our operations is a priority for Uniper.

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Human rights and compliance culture

Find out how Uniper manages human rights risks along the supply chain and how we prevent violations of the law throughout the various aspects of our business.

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Stakeholder engagement

Transparent engagement with our stakeholders is important to us because a relationship founded on trust is a prerequisite for positive action.

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