Doing the right thing, the right way
Our position as a leader in the clean energy revolution has been built upon sound governance through strong principles and ethical practices.
Encapsulated in committees, corporate controls and our Code of Conduct, they cover every aspect of our business. Running through them all are our core values of integrity, respect and sustainability.
It’s this good governance – doing the right thing, in the right way; in our workplace, the marketplace, the environment as well as in the communities in which we operate – that enables us to keep delivering growth and advancing our mission.
Mainstream is a global business, but wherever we are we share the same values; with integrity being at the forefront.Michelle Brown, Chief Compliance Officer
We are committed to conducting our business transparently and to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity.
We take a zero-tolerance stance against unethical business practices. We hold mandatory training on bribery and corruption, our finance team is instructed on red flags for money laundering and the funding of terrorism, and our disclosure tool guards against conflicts of interest. We expect our partners, suppliers and contractors to comply with our Code of Conduct, too.Group Code of Conduct
Our Speak Up Line
Stamping out unethical or unlawful behaviour needs a culture of openness in which it can be called out.
The Mainstream Speak Up Line empowers colleagues within our business, and any other interested party outside of it, to do just that.
It might be getting reassurance that a particular conduct is Code-compliant, or it might be reporting a suspected violation. It starts with a single call or click of a button.
You can choose to remain anonymous, where the law allows it, and the 24/7 reporting service is operated by independent provider, Convercent.
Sustaining business growth, enhancing shareholder value and protecting the interests of employees, partners and other stakeholders. Responsibility for these three ‘good governance’ business objectives lie with Mainstream’s Board of Directors and its six sub-committees. Together, they provide full oversight of our performance, ensuring it aligns with our vision, mission and values.
Risk & Investment Committee
Assesses climate-related issues and sanctions investments in risk mitigation activities and renewable energy opportunities.
Sets Key Performance Indicators to measure adherence to Environmental, Social and Governance standards, and publishes results in our annual Sustainability Report.
Chief Executive Safety Committee
Ensures that the safety of our people, contractors and communities remains our number one business priority, setting targets for its management.
Reviews Global Leadership Team remuneration, which is directly linked to business performance and delivery of our renewable energy and climate goals
Recommends changes to the structure, size and skills balance of the Board to reflect the prevailing marketplace and ensure that we continue to compete effectively.
Evaluates the integrity of the company’s financial reporting, and reviews the effectiveness of internal controls, external audits and of Speak Up procedures.
Looking out for human and labour rights
There is no place for unfair treatment or forced labour in our own business; there can be no countenance of modern slavery or human trafficking in a just energy transition.
We take our responsibility to respect human rights, and to protect vulnerable individuals and groups of people affected by our business and throughout our supply chain, very seriously. We are working to continuously improve our controls and processes in relation to human resources, risk management, due diligence and procurement to ensure that rights are not infringed.
This commitment is made in accordance with section 54 of the (UK) Modern Slavery Act 2015, respects all applicable local labour laws, and follows social safeguards defined by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise, the International Labour Organisation and the International Bill of Human Rights.