In a nutshell, integrity is about doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. At Ørsted, we operate responsibly, safely and with integrity.
We uphold high ethical standards by being accountable and transparent.
We do not compromise on human rights and have solid governance.
Integrity is one of the defining principles for our company. It’s about striking a balance between not only doing things right but also doing the right thing. Every day, we deal with complex challenges facing our company and the societies where we do business. We want to address these complex challenges and meet the expectations of our stakeholders with integrity.
Acting responsibly - locally as well as globally
Our approach to business integrity is particularly guided by the UN Global Compact, of which we have been a signatory for 13 years. We are guided by international conventions, principles and guidelines, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
These guidelines ensure we act with business integrity throughout our operations.
We work with more than 22,000 suppliers on their environmental, social and ethical impacts. All these collaborations are underpinned by our own Code of Conduct.
When we enter into new offshore wind markets, we particularly focus on ensuring the same high standards and ethical behaviours, that guide us, are met.
We have a zero tolerance towards bribery and corruption and provide guidance about ethical behaviour.
Actions rather than words
We want our employees to thrive both at work and away from it. In the last few years, we have increased our focus on how we can support our employees in creating balance, that gives them energy to live their lives to the full.
Along with safety being an integrated part of our working culture, we also uphold a high level of cyber security to minimise the threat of cyber-attacks.