Sustainability is part of the DNA of our company and we use the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as overall guidelines.
To design, build and operate green energy projects is a very complex because there are so many stakeholders involved in the process. From the initial entrepreneurs through the dialogue with the authorities the complicated processes of investment, construction, and operation.
It becomes even more challenging when WindSpace, with Elysium Nordic, moves into an area of cutting-edge technology that is being developed while being realized. Both wind parks and high-tech recycling are demanding disciplines, but they must be mastered if the planet is to have a sustainable future.
This places great demands on us to draw on our extensive experience and for high ethical standards in everything we do. Both as a workplace and as an initiator, designer and constructor of plants that will be in operation for many years. Sustainability is at the heart of our business, which is why we are very much aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet and people around the World. We support this at WindSpace. Of the SDG’s we strive to create specific results within the following goals:
We are a company undergoing expansion and strong growth. This means that we recruit and hire personnel which provides us with an opportunity to engage in issues of diversity and gender equality. Our goal is to achieve as equitable and inclusive a workplace as possible.
Affordable and clean energy for all
A large proportion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions are generated as a result of the methods we use to extract, convert and utilize fossil energy. WindSpace contributes to the reduced use of fossil energy by generating renewable energy on a large scale. This also promotes technology development with continued increased efficiency and ever lower costs.
Decent work and economic growth
Our employees are employed in countries characterized by good employment conditions. However, we engage different subcontractors who in turn might employ personnel from countries that do not always have the same tradition of fair working conditions. We therefore have an important role in setting requirements for decent working conditions throughout the entire value chain of suppliers. In connection with the establishment of a wind power plant, local suppliers must be hired to the extent that they meet requirements regarding quality and competitive pricing.
Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
Industries and infrastructures need to become more sustainable. WindSpace is constantly working to develop its business through innovation and using the latest technology. This is especially true for our latest initiatives with high-tech recycling of waste through Elysium Nordic, where our ambition is to be the driving force for a whole new approach to large-scale recycling.
Responsible consumption and production
Our supplier agreements contain requirements that they must comply with the country's legislation regarding the environment, health and safety, labour law, bribery and corruption, while also complying with our code of conduct, both with regard to their own company and those that they, in turn, engage as sub-contractors. In the event of infringement, corrective measures are required, or otherwise the contract will be terminated.
Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, which has serious consequences for ecosystems, ocean acidification, human safety, food production, water supply, health and increased risk of natural disasters. WindSpace's business is about expanding the new generation of renewable energy in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gases.