ethical code

ANESE Board of Directors’ ethical code

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ANESE is a business association dedicated to facilitating the growth of the energy saving and efficiency market by promoting the development of Energy Services Companies.

ANESE aims to achieve the sustainable development of our society by reducing energy consumption and polluting emissions by using natural and technological resources efficiently.

ANESE adopts ​​as its founding values ethics, commitment, transparency, rigor, eagerness to improve, teamwork and an integrating vision to achieve its objectives.

In line with ANESE’s founding ethical principles, its Board of Directors wishes to be governed by a ethical code that includes the highest standards.

The articles of the Board of Directors’s ethical code are described below.

Any issue or information treated by the members of the Board of Directors in the performance of their own activities will be treated as strictly confidential, so the members of the Board of Directors commit to not reveal such information, neither in whole nor in part, and not to use the information disclosed or discussed for their own professional or personal benefit.

The members of the Board of Directors agree not to carry out activities or professional relationships that are in competition with the interests of ANESE.

The members of the Board of Directors will avoid conflicts of interest with ANESE in their activities and professional relationships.

If the situation so requires, the members of the Board of Directors agree to inform the Board of Directors in advance of any activity or professional relationship that could reasonably be expected to give rise to a conflict of interest with ANESE.

The members of the Board of Directors, in accordance with their duties and obligations, agree to work diligently and efficiently towards the achievement of ANESE’s objectives.

In case that a member of the Board of Directors cannot perform his or her duties as expected, for personal or professional reasons, he or she agrees to resign.

The members of the Board of Directors agree to relate internally and externally with the highest standards of respect for people, avoiding above all discriminatory, abusive attitudes or any kind of personal or professional harassment.

Likewise, the members of the Board of Directors agree to comply with the recommendations of ANESE’s Code of Conduct (see Annex).

Attendance to meetings of the Board of Directors is required for all its members and cannot be delegated to any other person or member of the Board of Directors except in cases explicitly put on the agenda.

Repeated failure to attend without excuse that justifies it is a reason for dismissal.

Every present or future member of the Board of Directors agrees to know, disseminate, and comply with the Board’s ethical code.

Likewise, the members of the Board of Directors agree to diligently report any eventual episode that could represent a breach of this ethical code.

By accepting this ethical code, all present and future members of ANESE’s Board of Directors accept the expulsion procedure described herein.

The procedure for the dismissal of a member of the Board of Directors who breaches any of the articles of this ethical code, will consider the following steps:

  1. Any member of the Board of Directors may initiate a procedure with a signed letter addressed to the President, Secretary and Head of the Ethical Committee indicating the member of the Board of Directors who, in his/her own opinion and responsibility, should be removed from his/her position and providing the objetive reasons why such a decision should be taken.
  2. The member of the Board of Directors who is subject to the procedure will receive a note from the Head of the Ethical Committee, in which he/she will be informed about the reasons given for being dismissed from his position. At the same time, the other members of the Board of Directors will receive a copy of the communication sent to the interested party.
  3. The addressee of the note may present the arguments that he considers necessary for its dismissal in writing, in a note sent to the President, Secretary and Head of the Ethical Committee.
  4. At the next meeting of the Board of Directors, a specific agenda item will be opened to vote on the decision to dismiss the member, which must be approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board present and in person. Before the constitution of the meeting and with enough time, the other members of the Board of Directors will receive a note of the allegations submitted by the interested party so that they can assess in advance the arguments put forward by the interested party. The concerned member may attend the meeting and speak in his defence, but may not vote. The decision taken will be notified to the member in writing indicating that it is final and that he/she always has the right of recourse to the ordinary courts of justice to undertake his/her defence.

All present and future members of ANESE’s Board of Directors agree and accept that a failure to comply with any of the articles of this ethical code by its members will result in their dismissal, in accordance with the procedure described in this document.

annexes

code of conduct

Rules of conduct and etiquette for members of the ANESE Board of Directors

  • Use of cards of ANESE and private business

    • It is appropriate to hand out ANESE’s business card at any business meeting to promote awareness of the association.
    • It is NOT appropriate to hand out our company card at meetings and events where you attend as a member of the ANESE Board of Directors.
  • Use of the email of ANESE

    • Our company email address may NOT be used in communications where we act as members of the ANESE Board of Directors.
  • Use of the logo of ANESE in communications

    • Our company logo may NOT appear individually next to the ANESE logo in communications or events led by ANESE or where we participate on behalf of ANESE.
  • Rules for doubtful cases

    • In a situation not included in the above cases, it is required to consult with the President of the Board of Directors, with the Vice-President and with the person in charge of the Ethical Committee.