At InterGen, our vision is a world with stable, dependable energy for all. Our core values drive the behaviour that everyone across InterGen embraces, namely safety, integrity, teamwork, community and entrepreneurship. Through those values, we are committed to conducting our global business with the highest ethical and legal standards. This includes ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Our business and supply chains
InterGen is a privately-held global power generation and development company with a presence in the UK and Australia. InterGen is jointly owned by the Sev.en Energy and China Huaneng Group/Guandong Energy Group. InterGen owns more than 3,350 megawatts of electric generating capacity in six advanced technology projects. We generate this power for communities in ways that are environmentally and socially responsible.
With headquarters in Edinburgh, UK, InterGen partners with utilities, businesses, and governments to create secure, cost effective energy systems.
We have more than 300 people anchoring this global network, all committed to the efficiency and safety of these plants.
Our approach to compliance
In the financial year ending 2019 and the first two quarters of 2020, we have taken the following steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
• commenced a slavery and human trafficking risk assessment of our business and supply chains;
• reviewed our policies and procedures in relation to anti-slavery and human trafficking;
• reviewed our Code of Conduct, which is explained below;
• re-iterated internally the existence of and importance of our Integrity Helpline, which is explained below;
• reviewed our anti-slavery compliance measures in line with the UK Government’s guidance on Transparency in Supply Chains; and
• reviewed our supplier terms and conditions from an anti-slavery and human trafficking perspective.
We undertake robust and risk-based supplier on-boarding processes at the outset of supplier relationships. We expect entities in our UK and international supply chains to have and enforce suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
Our Code of Conduct applies to all full- or part-time and temporary employees of InterGen as well as all representatives, consultants and agents. Non-InterGen personnel with whom we do business, including partners, suppliers and contractors, are expected to conduct themselves to the same standards. Our Code of Conduct therefore translates our core values into behavioural standards and sets out fundamental principles of business conduct expected from InterGen’s management, officers, employees, business partners, suppliers, contractors and agents.
As part of our commitment to ethical behaviour, InterGen operates an Integrity Helpline (UK: 0800 032 8483 or www.InterGenIntegrityHelpline.com to access the reporting portal) as an intake and reporting channel for employees who have questions about a business issue or who wish to report a concern about potential wrongful conduct. This multilingual, confidential and anonymous toll-free service is available to all employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
All members of staff are required to complete the Code of Conduct curriculum and any other mandatory training assigned on an annual basis.
Key Performance Indicators
We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of our compliance regime and take necessary steps to address any instances of slavery and human trafficking.
We will use the following Key Performance Indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
• number of staff confirming that they have read and understood the Code of Conduct;
• instances of taking appropriate action following any slavery and human trafficking concerns identified in the course of risk assessment or due diligence in respect of our suppliers;
• number of supplier audits carried out by us or on our behalf;
• the number and nature of disclosures made to the Integrity Helpline; and
• any suspected policy or Code of Conduct breaches reported (whether under the Integrity Helpline or otherwise, and whether reported internally or from an external source) being assessed within a reasonable time of being reported and further investigations concluded, and any remedial action taken, as soon as possible thereafter.
This statement was approved by InterGen N.V. on 3rd June 2020 and made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.