We are happy to share the 2021 ESG report. Learn more about how we work with sustainability and our ethical impact from the introduction letter by our CEO, Michael Høj Olsen or dive into the figures from the rest of the report.
“We are privileged to be in a market leading position because it gives us the opportunity – and the obligation – to impact the energy transition and the journey towards a greener future for our planet.”
CEO letter of introduction
Global Wind Service (GWS) is steadily evolving into a position as a significant player in the supply and project management of wind turbine installation, preinstallation, scheduled and unscheduled service, maintenance and retrofit, and blade maintenance – Onshore and Offshore. We are privileged to be in this position because it gives us the opportunity – and the obligation – to impact the energy transition and the journey towards a greener future for our planet.
This is also why our new strategy actively supports several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals, with 7.) Affordable and clean energy and 13.) Climate action standing out as the most obvious and clear.
Being a global player within our field naturally build a culture with many different nationalities and a focus on the right people with the right professional competences regardless of age, nationality, or gender. This also contributes positively to our focus on diversity as part of our culture, even with the field technician type of work being driven by a higher male interest.
We do not accept child labor but try to support and educate people who are new to wind and who are eager to enter the renewable energy industry. In general development of our staff is a core of driving a people business which is also why we have established our own training center to upskill and develop existing and new colleagues. In addition to this we have a tailored leadership program for our field leadership staff and project managers, and we have dedicated project management and commercial training programs internally.
Our core business is based on having the right people with the right competences wherever we are needed. Therefore, we are working with a combination of locally hired colleagues and travel technicians. Performing our job naturally include travel by plane, car, etc., but our ambition and goal is to constantly reduce our CO2 emission per employee by applying efficient planning of rotations, use of local content, carpooling, public transport.
The highest priority of Global Wind Service is the safety of our people as the majority are working with the actual wind turbine installations and service work in rough environments and with heavy machinery. To ensure constant improvements in our safety performance we have a dedicated safety organization with back office and on-site staff, and we constantly work with facts and analytics to ensure our effort is targeted correctly ensuring the right impact on behavior and awareness from all colleagues.
Fredericia, February 2022
Michael Høj Olsen CEO Global Wind Service