TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct indicates that TAURON Capital Group is guided by the principle of equal treatment of employees and does not tolerate discrimination on any basis, in particular due to age, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, fitness or different views. The aim of the Policy of Respect for Human Rights is to present the principles of TAURON Capital Group regarding respect for human rights and actions taken to prevent their violation and to support the atmosphere of dignity and mutual respect in the workplace.
The policy defines the principles of TAURON Capital Group dedicated to respecting and protecting human rights, including, among others:
- prohibition of mobbing and discrimination,
- prohibition of slavery and forced labor,
- ban on employing children and minors,
- freedom of association,
- observing employment and remuneration conditions,
- work health and safety (WHS),
- employee engagement (commitment),
- countering cases that involve violations of human rights.
Furthermore, the regulation also defines TAURON Capital Group’s rules dedicated to the human rights respect and protection with respect to interacting with the stakeholders, in particular counterparties (contractors) and business partners, as well as with respect to local communities.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCEDURES AND INTERNAL REGULATIONS
The basic regulations related to the Policy of Respect for Human Rights at TAURON Capital Group are TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct and TAURON Group’s Policy of Compliance with the Principles of Ethics and Counteracting Mobbing and Discrimination.
In accordance with the provisions of the Policy of Respect for Human Rights, every employee, counterparty (contractor) and an external entity/business partner is required to:
- respect and promote respect for human rights and ensure their protection,
- refuse to participate in any situations that may involve a violation of human rights, mobbing and discrimination, and unequal treatment.
Each employee should pay attention to signals and circumstances that may potentially suggest the possibility of unequal treatment. If such doubts arise, employees should report them via communications channels defined in TAURON Capital Group’s procedures, in particular in the above mentioned TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct and TAURON Group’s Policy of Compliance with the Principles of Ethics and Counteracting Mobbing and Discrimination.
ACTIONS TAKEN AND RESULTS ACHIEVED
The Ethics Committee is operating at TAURON Group in order to consider potential violations of the rules. “Mobbing legal and psychological aspects” training for its members, the personnel of the Human Resource Area of TPE S.A. and the Compliance Team was conducted as part of the Virtual Compliance Day 2020. As part of the event a “Get to know Compliance at TAURON Group … and find out what we do” panel was also held. All of TAURON Group’s employees could participate in it.
Anonymous reports of violations submitted by employees to the Ethics Committee are forwarded to the Compliance Officer for investigation. As part of periodic risk monitoring, the Compliance Team verifies the number of notifications received by the Ethics Committee in matters falling within its competence area.
The communications channel enabling employees to provide information in a confidential and anonymous way is the Abuse Reporting Form, available on the website.
In addition, issues regarding violations of the principles set out in the Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct can be reported to the Compliance Officer in person or in writing, by phone: +48 32 774 22 22, or to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several dozen trade union organizations that associate about 71% of employees are operating within TAURON Capital Group. Additionally, in order to ensure proper dialogue and exchange of experience, the Social Council of TAURON Capital Group was established, which represents the trade union organizations.
The introduction of the Policy of Respect for Human Rights at TAURON Capital Group contributes to raising awareness of respect for human rights and promoting their protection.