Environmental & Social Policy
Berkeley Energy invests in renewable energy projects in developing countries, which seek to make positive environment and social impacts. Berkeley Energy recognises the obligation to protect people and the environment from being adversely impacted by our business; this also guarantees the sustainable growth of our operations.
Berkeley Energy is committed to:
- Provide skills and resources to mitigate the potential impact of our business on the environment, workers, communities and society, while maximising potential benefits.
- Implement the Environment and Social Management System across all investments, monitor for continuous improvements and report transparently.
- Fulfil the requirements of relevant environmental and social legislation with a mandate to go beyond compliance and achieve best practices.
- Provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions for all workforces, through adequate management, controls, competence and training.
- Achieve a balance among the sustainable pillars, Social, Environment and Economic, in the decision-making process when appraising investments.
- Strive to protect human rights, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, taking all reasonable steps to ensure that all types of modern-day slavery, including forced labour and human trafficking, have no part in our business under any circumstance.
- A fair and transparent recruitment process, free of any form of discrimination, seeking to offer equality of opportunity, and that appropriately takes into consideration local conditions.
- Reinforce the institutional mandate with competent environmental and social capacity to manage impacts and risks associated with our investments.
The Berkeley Energy Executive is responsible for ensuring that this Policy is implemented. This Policy is communicated to all Berkeley Energy staff and our subsidiaries.