Enel X North America, Inc. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2016
UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015
The United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires that businesses supplying goods and/or services in the United Kingdom report annually on the policies and practices utilized to prevent human trafficking and slavery in their operations and supply chain. This Statement is posted pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act for Enel X North America lnc.'s fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.
Enel X North America, Inc. ("Enel X North America") is a leading provider of energy intelligence software and related solutions. These solutions unlock the full value of energy management for commercial, institutional and industrial end-users, including the reduction of real-time demand for electricity.
Enel X North America's business model is focused on software and professional-services solutions, and, as such, we rely sparingly on suppliers. Despite this lower overall risk of unethically-sourced labor, Enel X North America is proud to issue this statement to enumerate the steps that we have taken to mitigate the threat of slavery and human trafficking as part of our business and supply chain.
Enel X North America has opposed and continues to oppose slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our business. We encourage all employees to comply with the laws and regulations in all countries in which they operate. As part of this process, Enel X North America emphasizes to its employees the importance of the Enel X North America Corporate Code of Conduct and Ethics ("Code of Conduct"), which requires adherence to all applicable laws and regulations. Each employee receives a copy of the Code of Conduct when he or she is hired, and every year thereafter.
Enel X North America provides an anonymous ethics hotline for its employees to safely call attention to ethical issues they may observe or perceive. As part of the Code of Conduct, we encourage employees to utilize this confidential hotline to relay any concerns. This hotline is independently operated and overseen.
Our Supply Chain
Enel X North America has opposed and continues to oppose slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our supply chain. Enel X North America will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking. Enel X North America encourages and requires all employees and third-party suppliers to comply with the laws and regulations in all countries in which they operate. Enel X North America requires all individuals or entities acting on its behalf to know, understand, and abide by all applicable laws and regulations, including employment laws.
Our procurement process includes actively screening all third-party suppliers using an industry recognized, regularly-updated tool to determine whether that supplier is included on the Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions lists and to determine whether that party is otherwise included on a U.S. Government denied-party list. Furthermore, the Company performs periodic reviews of existing customers, agents, consultants, joint venture partners, and other third parties using our restricted-party screening tool.
To ensure our high ethical standards, our subcontracts include a warranty from our subcontractors that they will abide by all relevant regulations and policies, including applicable health, safety, and employment laws. Furthermore, Enel X North America is in the process of updating its agreements templates to require subcontractors to represent and warrant that they do not use slave labor. We will further require all new subcontractors to represent and warrant they comply and will continue to comply with the principles outlined in the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
As part of its continued commitment to ethical behavior, Enel X North America is in the process of reviewing its supply-chain protocols, and is considering the ratification of a Supplier Code of Conduct to more-clearly relay Enel X North America's specific ethical standards with respect to our suppliers' behavior. Enel X North America will review its policies on preventing slavery and human trafficking annually.
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