Ethics, Governance & Compliance
TWPC is committed to the highest international environmental and social standards. These include the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (2012) and applicable World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines, as well as other international standards such as the ILO Core Labor Standards, the ILO Basic Terms and Conditions of Work, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact.
To make sure we manage our environmental and social impacts in a responsible manner, the organisation is built on two fundamental principles: ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Do Good’. These pillars are embedded in our business and governance processes through the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and our Community Development Programme.
Our governance policies include antibribery obligations and we have a clear framework that allows us to be accountable to our shareholder and fulfil legal and ethical obligations.
The following policy commitments shall be adopted and adhered to throughout the Project. This policy shall be communicated to all Project staff including contractors and sub-contractors and it shall be made available and accessible in local language for external stakeholders. It is the responsibility of every individual working for and on behalf of the Project to adhere to these commitments. A copy of the policy will be displayed at the Project site and at Project offices. TPWC commits to:
a. Adopting governance and management arrangements so that TWPC and the Project activities can be managed in an appropriate, accountable and transparent manner.
b. Assigning adequate staffing and resources to the Project in order to effectively manage and implement all Project requirements.
c. Avoiding and otherwise minimising and mitigating the impacts of its activities on local communities and the environment.
d. Managing TWPC’s contribution to climate change through efforts to minimize use of fossil fuels; control of emissions to atmosphere, and through energy conservation.
e. Respecting at all times the human rights of all individuals including all those that work for or on behalf of the project and those who may be affected by the project including members of local communities.
f. Mainstreaming gender equality in the TWPC organisation and in all project activities.
g. Protecting the labour and working conditions of all those working on behalf of and for TWPC and the health, safety and security of project-affected communities in line with international standards.
h. Maximising opportunities for positive environmental and social benefits to be realized through the Project.
i. Monitoring and reporting on HSSE performance in an effort to strive for continuous improvement.
j. Disclosing accurate and timely project information to its partners and stakeholders. In order to achieve these outcomes, TWPC is committed to complying with all legislation and applicable HSSE requirements including good international industry practices and standards for HSSE management, including, but not limited to the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) Performance Standards (“PS”) 2012 on Environmental and Social Sustainability.
TWPC has an ESMS, which describes the arrangements and requirements for
managing environmental, health, safety and social impacts associated with the construction of the TWPC Project. It describes the key actions required to be taken along with the responsible party. The EPC Contractor is required to develop specific and detailed management plans and procedures to satisfactorily implement these requirements. The scope of the ESMS applies to all activities to be undertaken during the construction phase of the TWPC Wind Project. It applies to the TWPC and to the EPC Contractor, who shall in turn ensure that the requirements are applied as relevant to all subcontractors.