(103-1) At Celsia we are committed to respect and promote human rights; therefore, we are consistent with the spirit of the International Charter of Human Rights and with fundamental principles and rights established in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization (ILO), according to the laws applicable in the countries and territories where we are present. We make this commitment public through the policy on this matter.
Some of our premises:
We promote respect for human rights among our Stakeholders, without distinction of race, color, sex, language, religion, age, disability, political or ideological opinion, sexual orientation, national or social origin, or economic position.
We promote among our employees the right to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and freedom of thought, culture, religion and political ideology, in a decent, safe and healthy work environment.
We respect our employees’ right of association and collective bargaining.
We reject and help to combat forced or compulsory labor.
We reject and contribute to the elimination of child labor.
We reject and help fight corruption.
- With ethical integrity as the foundation of our business actions, we have a Human-Rights Policy that provides us with the guidelines to manage them, and we carry out training processes for our employees in which we provide them with the essential tools to identify and manage risks associated with this topic.
- We established a due-diligence process to identify and monitor possible risks of child and forced labor, and create a regulatory framework for differentiated behavior, according to the characteristics of the territory and the population in which we intend to operate or develop generation, transmission and distribution.
- Our Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) make it easier for our Stakeholders to communicate their concerns or disagreements with the operation of the project, in addition to potential situations that compromise their human rights.
We designed and updated the tools to address this issue from different fronts: training our employees towards creating a culture, identifying risks as a method of control and prevention, and strengthening our Transparency Line as a response and communication mechanism.
We strengthened the channels of attention, reception and management of requests, complaints and suggestions from the communities and other Stakeholders in the areas of influence.
We provided direct-contact spaces with the staff of our projects in the community service offices.
With ethnic communities, we carried out prior consultation, established as a fundamental right, for the development of projects or activities in their territories, in order for them to actively participate in the preparation of studies and establish agreements with the Company for the long-term relationship.
We positively impact communities in our areas of influence that require basic care and services to carry out their activities: energy-access projects, adaptation of community infrastructure to improve their current conditions, and road interventions.
Execute a process to identify new risks related to human rights in our operations based on a prioritization exercise.
Conduct training workshops to strengthen employee knowledge on human rights.
Define mitigation measures adjusted to the Organization’s reality.
Define action plans and repair plans for the identified risks.
The norms that recognize and protect the dignity of all human beings without distinction.
Groups of people who are part of the Organization and others with whom we have diverse relationships, from whom we receive and manage suggestions, comments and expectations, which is essential to fulfill our strategy.
Our line to report, personally or anonymously, incorrect acts or violations of the policies established in the Code of Business Conduct.