Corporate Social Responsibility Statement
At Anemoi, we pride ourselves on being a reputable company that designs and builds a Rotor Sail System for sea-going vessels to support renewable energy solutions. To ensure we remain reputable, our employees share our vison and work in an ethical manner.
This document sets out our position on areas we feel are paramount to ensuring that the health and welfare of the people that work for or with us, is fully respected and that we work in a moral and ethical manner.
The standards have been separated into the following three main areas:
• Respect for our individuals
• Respect for our surroundings
• Respect for our industry
In addition, this document sets out the standards we expect from our supply chain partners, suppliers and clients we work with. To support this, our supply chain partners, and their supply network are expected to reference and adhere to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. The Base Code is available in various languages to ensure our supply chain fully understands the requirements.
We are committed to continual improvement within this area and work closely with our suppliers and clients to ensure the risk of non-compliance to these issues is minimal. If potential non- conformances are found, Anemoi will work closely and support the supplier to work around these issues.
Young Persons: Those who are younger than 16 years old (check China laws)
3) RESPECT FOR OUR INDIVIDUALS
3.1 FREE EMPLOYMENT
Individuals employed by Anemoi are free to exercise their rights to terminate their employment with the company, when and if they decide under the terms of their employment contract.
No original documents relating to the individual, i.e., passports will be held for any employee during their employment.
NB: Copies of documents may be required to comply with local legislation relating to competence or immigration status. Copies of documents are kept secure and only accessible by authorised employees. When an employee leaves Anemoi, copies of their held documentation are securely destroyed. Please refer to Section 6.1 (Data Protection) for more information.
3.2 FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Anemoi employees are encouraged to join related associations or trade unions of their choice. No employee will be advantaged or disadvantaged because of their choice to join, or not to join a trade union or other associated body.
3.3 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Anemoi are proud to have a diverse and multicultural workforce working together to achieve common goals. Discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion, or belief will not be tolerated at Anemoi, in respect of the recruitment, training, development or promotion of employees and equal opportunities are available to all.
3.4 INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS
Anemoi is committed to the principle that employees should be able to work in an environment free from intimidation or harassment. In addition, no harsh, cruel, or degrading treatment or practices will be tolerated..
Any incidences of any of the above will be taken very seriously and in accordance with our disciplinary procedure.
3.5 WORKING HOURS
Working hours at Anemoi, comply with UK employment law (The Working Time Regulations 1998).
No employees will be forced to work more than 48 hours per week. Any employee requesting to work more than 48 hours per week on a regular basis can opt out of this requirement by signing an agreement opting out of the regulation, separate from their employment contract. No employees will be forced to opt out of this regulation.
Remuneration at Anemoi will comply with national minimum wage laws and where applicable benchmarked industry standards.
Where employees are working in similar roles or roles of equal/equivalent value, irrespective of gender, those employees will be entitled to the same employment terms and conditions except where there is a material difference which justifies a differential.
Deductions from wages will not be permitted except as justified by law, the employment contract or the employee has expressed permission.
All employees will receive documentation stating the terms and conditions of employment on or before the first day of their employment with Anemoi.
3.7 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Developing our people is firmly embedded in our business strategy. We recognise the value and importance of providing training and development opportunities to staff at all levels, to enable them to develop their job-related knowledge and skills, as well as for their own personal development.
All employees have equal access to training and development opportunities applicable to the roles they perform.
3.8 HEALTH AND SAFETY
The importance of our employees’ health, safety and wellbeing is held with high regard and demonstrated by our undertaking to exceed our obligations as a dutiful employer, to provide a safe and healthy working environment.
To deliver excellence in this area, we possess a health and safety policy – communicating this throughout the business, consult regularly with our employees via fortnightly held Townhall meetings and offer frequent health and safety training for all members of staff in this area.
In turn, both employees and visitors are required to abide by the safety rules and to have responsibility for the safety of their colleagues and others who may be working with or visiting the company.
3.9 WORKING ENVIRONMENT
We are committed to ensuring that the working environment is, whatever reasonable, safe, suitable, and a supportive place to work.
This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that kitchen, breakout, and toilet facilities are maintained to a good standard, are cleaned regularly and appropriately, appliances provided are safe and well maintained and facilities are provided for the safe storage of food if applicable. Anemoi has also taken steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by introducing/maintaining more frequent cleaning routines, establishing social distancing rules, and providing hand sanitiser dispensers in the office.
Adequate steps will be taken to manage risk within our environment and all steps taken to ensure that accidents are kept to a minimum. On the rare occasions where accidents may occur, designated first aiders will be trained and have access to equipment to deal with minor injuries, and have the authority to escalate more serious accidents for hospital assessment.
All accidents and near miss incidents will be recorded in accordance with legislation and reviewed periodically by the Health and Safety Representative, which is monitored by the Senior Leadership Team.
3.10 EMPLOYING YOUNG PERSONS AND CHILD LABOUR
Young persons will not be employed by Anemoi.
In addition, we will actively work to prevent the use of child labour within our supply chain.
4) RESPECT FOR OUR SURROUNDINGS
4.1 EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
We accept that our daily activities may have both a positive and negative impact on the environment. We are committed to managing our operations, products, and services in such a way to preserve, protect and enhance the environment. Our goal is to minimise this effect and to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment wherever possible. Anemoi will soon be progressing with a ISO14001 accreditation to support its environmentally friendly production of the Rotor Sail system.
We aim to achieve this by:
• Ensuring that every aspect of our activities is conducted in accordance with environmental policies.
• Minimising the consumption of natural resources and energy, whilst consuming material goods in moderation.
• Reducing the creation of waste by improving practices and performance and develop more environmentally friendly products.
• Informing and educating all Anemoi employees about environmental issues in the context of the business through appropriate training and information sharing.
5) RESPECT FOR OUR INDUSTRY
5.1 BRIBERY & CORRUPTION
We guarantee to ensure that all dealings with Anemoi are carried out professionally, fairly and with integrity across all our business dealings and relationships.
All employees are conversant with their individual and collective responsibilities within this area and are bound by the relevant legislation.
Anemoi will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form; or any associated behaviour that is considered to bring the company, its dealings, or its reputation into disrepute.
Anemoi is currently working to meet the requirements of ISO9001; and that the Rotor Sail system meets internationally recognised maritime classification society requirements, so that our customers receive products and services of high quality and are fit for the purposes of intended usage. We aim to do this through our internal systems and through evidence of similar systems and approaches throughout our supply chain. Anemoi expects suppliers to be working towards or possess an ISO9001 or equivalent Quality Management System (QMS).
We operate a system of “continuous improvement” to continue to review where problems may have occurred and look to ways to resolve those problems and ensure that they do not happen again. Our intention is that the Anemoi brand should be regarded by our clients, direct users, and suppliers as a guarantee of quality, reliability, and safety.
6) SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Our aim is to source and produce cost effective and high-quality products, working only with suppliers who share our principles in relation to fair, honest and ethical trading.
All care is taken across the organisation to ensure that suppliers working with the company mirror our moral and ethical standards. In particular, supplier sites maintain satisfactory working conditions and comply with all labour laws in their country of operation.
In the unlikely case of Anemoi suppliers being found to be acting in a way contrary to this code of practice, Anemoi will work with the supplier to resolve the non-conformances – educating and enforcing this policy. If the supplier is unwilling to cooperate or has repeat future non- conformances, Anemoi will remove the supplier from the Approved Supplier List.
6.1 DATA PROTECTION
In our day-to-day business, whether in respect of employees, clients, or suppliers, we always ensure that personal data remains confidential and that held data is done so in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
6.2 BREACHES OF THIS CODE
Any breaches of this code will be taken very seriously and investigated at the highest level in accordance with our disciplinary and supplier non-conformance procedures.
6.3 REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT
We are committed to continual improvement within this area and will strive to ensure that both our direct operations and those of our supply chain support these important issues.
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis, in line with company objectives and legislation.