Although there are no in-house procedures explicitly requiring local recruitment, a high percentage of our employees come from the locations in which the company operates. As a result, we contribute to the local economic development.
For operational activities, we usually hire members of the local community for the operation and maintenance services of the wind farms, such as wind farm management, wind turbines operation and maintenance, electrical and civil works maintenance, environmental surveillance and other support services. These practices let us benefit from local workers specific knowledge.
There are no in-house procedures for procurement practices with local suppliers. However, in Europe, on average, 85% of the top 20 major suppliers for each country were local. In terms of spending, 72% of the procurement expenditures were paid to local suppliers.