Ethics is a constant thought of man before his action. To the company, ethics is a necessary condition for the sustained success of economic activities and for the exercise of responsible citizenship, areas in which EDP stands out for its exemplariness. Throughout its existence, EDP has built a strong ethical standing that covers these areas and which is at present a fundamental pillar of its reputation.
EDP's identity is based on essential ethical principles: a permanent role in promoting and consolidating trust relationships with all stakeholders; an integral performance in all areas of intervention; a role of responsible protagonist of the profound changes in the energy sector, in the digital revolution, in the struggle for an environment that ensures a sustainable future for all.
This is our way of being and working, it is "our energy!"
It is our reference document, which conveys the way we work and the way we like to be viewed by our stakeholders - employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and the community.
Last year we reviewed the Company's Code of Ethics - the first edition of which dates back to 2005 - with a view to making the document more current, allowing for a more direct address of the ethical issues that are very relevant today for EDP, and for its insertion in society in general, in such complex and demanding times.
To be highlighted from the Ethics Ombudsperson's duties - a figure created by the board of ethics in 2009 - is being an independent, impartial listener, who respects confidentiality and anonymity, and who is available to all who seek him in order to contribute to clarify situations of an eventually ethical nature, and that does so within the framework of the Company's ethical principles.
Code of Conduct for Top Management and Senior Financial Officers
EDP Group has a global presence and is managed, worldwide, by men and women of different generations, cultures and patterns of behaviour. This diversity is valued and promoted as a wealth factor. The aim of the Code of Conduct for Top Management and Senior Financial Officers is to promote harmony and explain, internally and externally, the matrix of conduct in effect. This code of conduct does not replace the EDP Code of Ethics, but rather strengthens and complements it, using as a lens the responsibility and the power of the person who was called to assume the duties of Supervision, Administration and Top Management in the EDP Group.