Our approach to sustainability

    We’ve always worked to find the best balance between profitable growth, integrity and caring for people as well as for the environment, but we want to improve.

    Sustainability makes good business sense

     That is the starting point for our approach to sustainability. The key words are humble, no-nonsense and business focused. It is not about philanthropy or making us look better than we are – it’s about building a profitable, sustainable business and preparing a long term proposition for the future.

    In 2010, we joined the UN Global Compact to mark a renewed and more structured approach to sustainability. We are justifiably proud of our long track record in contributing to renewable energy but we still have a long way to go and much to improve. We are here to create value for our investors and that requires focused efforts on developing our products, processes and people to improve performance and working environment and reducing our environmental impact, while keeping a firm eye on cost.

    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.

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    Code of conduct

    An ethical framework

    Our Code of Conduct was formalized in 2007

    It provides the ethical framework for how we interact and do business. This core document and our corporate values guide our employees all over the world and we encourage customers, suppliers, consultants and other business partners to adhere to and adopt the principles of the Code of Conduct.

    Policies and guidelines

    WE ADHERE TO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND NATIONAL LAWS.TOGETHER WITH OUR CODE OF CONDUCT AND GLOBAL POLICIES THESE SET THE OVERALLFRAMEWORK FOR OUR ACTIVITIEs.

    Every employee of LM Wind Power should have the power andopportunity to influence our company’s reputation in a positive way. We want tomake sure that we obey the law and we want to take it one step further byencouraging our people to embrace what we call the spirit ofintegrity. This is closely linked to our corporate values.

    The spirit of integrity is a main principle in our Code ofConduct, which represents the overall framework of how we conduct our business.It is a non-exhaustive list of invariable guidelines and rules, dealing withissues such as legal compliance, conflicts of interest and accounting. Itdetails our position in human rights issues such as safe workplaces,non-discrimination, and equal opportunities. Finally, it specifies theprinciples for our approach to the environment.

    LM Wind Power leaders are responsible not only for their ownactions but also for fostering a culture in which compliance with the Code ofConduct and its spirit is the core of our activities. The Code of Conduct issupported by policies and guidelines that are continuously expanded, reviewedand updated in keeping with the development of our company. Introduction to theCode of Conduct is mandatory for all employees and an integrated part of theinduction process for new employees. 

    ISO and OHSAS certifications
    LM Wind Power’s Quality and Health, Safety and Environmental Management systemsare certified according to ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2008.The latter is in process of full implementation in all sites worldwide with theaim of successful completion by the end of 2014.

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    Four focus areas

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    The Case for Wind

    In 10 Blade Points

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    Latest Sustainability Report

    Our sustainability reporting has evolved continuously, and we’ve pioneered the GRI G4 framework in our latest report.