TAURON Group’s Human Rights Respect Policy

The TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct indicates that the TAURON 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.

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The aim of the Human Rights Respect Policy is to present the TAURON Group’s principles 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 Group’s principles 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,
  • occupational safety and health (OSH),
  • employee engagement (commitment),
  • countering cases that involve violations of human rights.

Furthermore, the document also defines the TAURON Group’s rules dedicated to the human rights respect and protection with respect to interacting with the stakeholders, in particular counterparties and business partners, as well as with respect to local communities.

The basic regulations related to the Human Rights Respect Policy in the TAURON Group are TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct and the Policy of Compliance with the Principles of Ethics and Prevention of Mobbing and Discrimination in the TAURON Group.

In accordance with the provisions of the Human Rights Respect Policy, every employee, counterparty 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 communication channels defined in the TAURON Group’s procedures, in particular in the above mentioned TAURON Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct and the Policy of Compliance with the Principles of Ethics and Prevention of Mobbing and Discrimination in the TAURON Group.

In order to comply with ethical principles, the Ethics Committees established at 15 subsidiaries of the TAURON Group are appointed to review any potential violations of the rules. The new employees of TAURON are informed about the human rights respect issues and about the possibility of reporting violations in this area.

The communication 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, in writing or by phone: +48 32 774 22 22, or to the e‑mail address: compliance@tauron.pl.

Anonymous reports sent to the Ethics Committee are forwarded for investigation by the Compliance Officer. As part of periodic risk monitoring, the Compliance Team verifies the number of notifications received by the Ethics Committee in matters lying within its competence area.

Several dozen trade union organizations that associate about 70% of employees are operating within the Group. Additionally, in order to ensure proper dialogue and exchange of experience, the Social Council of the TAURON Group was established, which represents several dozen trade union organizations.

The introduction of the Human Rights Respect Policy in the TAURON Group contributes to raising awareness of respect for human rights and promoting their protection.

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