Policies and positions

Our policies build a foundation and common approach to specific issues of relevance to our company and stakeholders. Some of these policies are required by law, while others have been put in place to help stakeholders and business partners understand how we work, or to set out what we expect of them. 

Global labour and employment rights policy
Sustainability commitment
Code of Conduct for business partners
Working hours
Human Rights policy
Good business conduct
Resource management
Water management
Stakeholder engagement
Global diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination policies
Just Transition

We want sustainable energy to empower people, business and societies.


Read more about our sustainability commitment

Our Code provides the foundation for our continuous engagement with business partners on their ethical, social, and environmental performance.

Read more about our Code of Conduct for business partners 

We work to ensure a sustainable, responsible, and inclusive working environment with fair labour and employment standards across all the markets where we operate.

Read more about our working hours

It is a priority for Ørsted to ensure that we identify, prevent, mitigate, and remedy any potential adverse human rights impacts either caused or contributed by, or directly linked to, our own activities and business relationships. This policy describes the way in which we respect human rights as described in relevant legislation as well as international standards and conventions.

Read more about our Human Rights policy

We must act with integrity in our business dealings. Our policy underlines zero tolerance of bribery and similar corrupt practices, fraud and other types of inappropriate business behaviour.

Read more in Good business conduct

Read more in Anti-bribery and corruption position

We outline how we incorporate quality, health, safety and the environment in all our decisions and actions.

Read more about our QHSE policy

We commit to sustainable consumption and production patterns and integrate a circular design in our resource management processes.

Read more in our Resource management policy

We commit to ensure that water consumption and discharge are managed responsibly, particularly in regions of water scarcity.

Read more in our Water management policy

We work to serve the needs of our customers and the societies we are part of. The policy outlines the principles behind our stakeholder dialogue.

Read more in Stakeholder engagement

Read more in Advocacy memberships

A responsible approach to tax is essential to the long-term sustainability of our business. Our tax policy sets forward the principles by which we manage our tax affairs.

Read more about our tax policy

The Offshore wind biodiversity policy supports our efforts to protect the natural environment in areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms

Read more in the Offshore wind biodiversity policy

Inclusion of Diversity at Ørsted
Diversity, equality and inclusion are integral to our culture and the way we do business. We encourage diversity of thought and expression because different perspectives lead to better solutions and a thriving workplace.

Read our policy on Global diversity & inclusion policy.

Upholding a safe environment free of bullying, discrimination, and harassment
Ørsted is dedicated to ensuring a safe and inclusive working environment for all employees. Upholding Ørsted’s guiding principles means actively working to create a working environment that is free from bullying, discrimination, and harassment. Such behaviours are unacceptable, as all Ørsted employees deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.  In our annual People Matter survey, we measure and follow up on bullying and harassment.

Read Ørsted’s policy on bullying and harassment here.

The renewable energy transition must work for the many, not the few. This policy outlines how we aim to ensure a just transition. 

Read more about our just transition policy
Modern Slavery Act Statements  

Download the 2022 Modern Slavery Act Statement for all UK and DK entities in scope


Download the 2021 Modern Slavery Act Statement for all UK and DK entities in scope


Download the 2020 Modern Slavery Act Statement for all relevant UK and DK entities

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Download the signed Modern Slavery Act Statements:

Download the 2019 Modern Slavery Act Statement for all UK entities




Through our certifications, which are third-party verified by international standards bodies, we ensure that the quality of our health, safety, and environmental processes and management systems are of the highest standards.

Below, you can see a selection of our certifications.

Download Ørsted’s ISO-45001 certificate

All our operational sites, where Ørsted is responsible for executing the servicing and maintenance activities, are covered by the multisite certificate ISO 45001.

Download Ørsted’s ISO-14001 certificate

All our operational sites, where Ørsted is responsible for executing the servicing and maintenance activities, are covered by the multisite certificate ISO 14001.

Sustainability report 2022

Green energy to power lasting positive impact

Discover how our renewable energy solutions are contributing to a planet where nature and people thrive