EWT designs, manufacturers and maintains gearless wind turbines supplied to business customers globally. EWT’s corporate structure consists of a group parent company, Emergya Wind Technologies N.V. (the parent company), and a number of locally incorporated subsidiaries situated in Asia, Europe and North America.
Our business is organised into 2 primary units. Our Manufacturing unit is focused on the manufacture, sale and supply of EWT wind turbines to both small, medium and large enterprises; while our Operations unit is concerned with the installation, maintenance and service thereof.
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Our supply chains
Our supply chain includes the global procurement of components and materials. The breadth and depth of our supply chain makes it challenging to effectively manage supplier compliance. Ultimately, our suppliers are responsible for their own compliance with all applicable laws.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
As part of our commitment towards acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, we are committed to implementing a supplier code of conduct, which will outline our expectations for supplier conduct relating to labour and human rights (including anti-slavery and human trafficking), the environment, ethics, and health and safety.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk EWT is committed to screen new suppliers. Our systems are also being improved to:
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
- protect whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values
To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we are improving our suppler contracting systems together with updating our supply chain evaluation and auditing programme.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, training will be provided to our employees.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes EWT’s Group anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2016.
Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer
For and on behalf of Emergya Wind Technologies Group
Date: 20th June 2017