We have put in place effective organizational structures and clearly assigned roles and responsibilities based on the principles of good corporate governance. In doing so, we are guided by internationally recognized ethical, social and ecological principles. In our guidelines and policies that are binding for all our employees we define the framework and minimum standards for our business processes. In order to be able to react quickly to changes, they are continuously reviewed.
Our policies apply throughout the E.ON Group. This includes all individual entities in which we hold a majority of shares, as well as projects and partnerships over which we exercise operational responsibility. We also require our partners and suppliers to meet our minimum standards.
Our group-policies comprise of two parts: the People Guidelines including the Code of Conduct and the Function Policies including the Steering Policy. The Code of Conduct and the Steering Policy have also been valid for our employees of the former innogy units since June 2, 2020. These units will implement the E.ON People Guidelines by the end of the year at the latest. The innogy guidelines remain valid until the time of implementation.
The Code defines general behaviour and values that are important to us. For more information, it refers to the People Guidelines.
The Guidelines support our employees in following their rights and duties.
The Steering Policy sets Group-wide organizational structure and steering philosophy. It lists exclusive and mandatory involvement of Group functions.
The Function Policies detail out exclusive tasks and mandatory involvement of Group functions. They apply to employees affected by the policy.
Communications & Political Affairs
Sustainability and HSE
Group HR / Executive HR
Legal, Security & Crisis Management and Data Protection
With our sustainability strategy, we commit ourselves to sustainable business in line with our corporate strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) and present our focus areas and goals.
In line with our corporate strategy, the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) & Climate Protection Policy formally signed by E.ON SE's Board of Management and Works Council officially defines E.ON's intentions and direction to achieve continuous improvement in the area of HSE.
(former “Group policy on equal opportunity and diversity” from 2006; reviewed 2016)
Through this declaration, we commit to create a diverse and integrated work environment in which every employee is able to develop their potential. The declaration was jointly signed by the E.ON Management Board and E.ON SE works council.
(former „Principles for responsible procurement“ from 2008; reviewed 2016 and 2017, updated 2020)
The Code contains standards on the subject of human rights, working conditions, environmental hazards as well as ethical business practices. It is binding for all non-fuel suppliers. In addition, all suppliers of uranium and solid biomass must contractually guarantee compliance with the Code.
The E.ON Supplier Code of Conduct is the Umbrella document for responsible purchasing at E.ON. This document further clarity specific amendments forBiomass purchasing are needed to highlight the relevant considerations for Biomass.
In this statement we commit to respect Human Rights in all aspects of our business.
In this statement, we publicly comment on how we prevent and combat human rights violations in the supply chain. In doing so, we meet the requirements of the "UK Modern Slavery Act".