Our enivornmental, social and corporate governance commitments.
We understand our responsibility to ensure that our work provides consistent, long-term benefits to the people and communities impacted by it, and to the world at large. This belief is fundamental to our ethical principles and is essential for our ongoing success and the growth of our business.
As such, we are committed to upholding the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in all of our practices, on every scale.
All of our work – 100% of our revenue – is connected to activities creating sustainable value to the environment.
In 2020, our solar power plants generated 70.0 GWh of clean electricity – corresponding to the energy needs of around 18,900 households – and 29,799 tonnes of CO2 emissions were avoided.
Our work also includes ongoing research and development in the field of clean water technology, and our services include a unique nanoremediation solution, to address the growing problem of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in groundwater, as well as other contaminants.
View our case studies to learn more about the positive environmental impact of our work.
All of our field operations are subject to local environmental regulations, which we strictly adhere to.
When disposing of waste, all recyclable materials such as metal, wood, plastic, glass and paper are sorted and recycled.
We never use chemical fertilisers or pesticides for landscape management.
For the cleaning of PV panels, we use only demineralised water, never chemical agents.
When clearing land to construct new power plants, we conduct in-depth biodiversity studies and implement measures to ensure that any unavoidable impact is minimised or reversed.
We follow all local guidelines and regulations regarding community involvement and consultation.
When working with subcontractors, we prioritise local suppliers so as to have a positive impact on the local economy through job creation.
We are proud to have built a dynamic, diverse team of colleagues, comprised of 21 nationalities in locations around the world. This vibrant community is one of our greatest strengths, and we are dedicated to its continued enrichment.
Our dedication to community extends beyond our company: one of our guiding principles is to prioritise the well-being of everyone impacted by our work.
We have stringent health and safety policies and procedures in places, and all employees are responsible for complying with any applicable laws and regulations. As a result of our rigorous practices and standards, we had no serious accidents in 2020.
We embrace all forms of diversity and provide equal employment opportunities without regard to gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
We provide an open, inclusive and non-retaliatory work environment, and discrimination of any kind is not tolerated.
We ensure that all employees are treated equally and objectively in opportunity and remuneration, using merit-based criteria.
We understand our obligation to protect the privacy of our customers, suppliers and employees. We have strict policies and procedures in place to ensure that sensitive data is protected. This includes electronic data stored in our systems.
Good corporate governance is essential to our sustainability because it creates an atmosphere of trust and allows us to build solid, lasting relationships with all of our stakeholders, from suppliers to investors.
As Photon Energy Group continues to grow, we are committed to maintaining our focus on the responsible management of our operations and affairs at a corporate level.
Corporate Governance Commitments
We have an independent supervisory board and audit committee in place to provide guidance and oversight to the management board on the general affairs of the company.
As a listed company, we apply the Dutch Corporate Governance Code and Warsaw Stock Exchange Best Practices.
We are committed to ensuring that all employees, customers and suppliers act in an ethical manner and that stakeholders are never subject to unethical behaviours such as corruption, bribery or extortion. We have an anti-corruption policy in place, and all employees are required to read and sign our insider trading policy when they begin employment.
Read our 2020 sustainability report for further details on our policies and practices.