The Group treats the health, safety and welfare of its staff as a priority. Elcogen in Estonia has been named winner of the prestigious Good Work Environment 2021 Award in the small business category, chosen by the Labour Inspectorate of Estonia. The award recognises companies across Estonia that prioritise the health and safety of employees, highlighting those who have exceeded legal requirements and set best practice examples.
The fuel cells and stacks produced by Elcogen are rigorously tested and safe for customers to use. The Group’s management system includes procedures and control for product development, manufacturing and sales accordance with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and is certified in Estonia as well as in Finland
Elcogen’s procurement practices are being formalised, but the Group already seeks, where possible, to use local European suppliers that are committed to their responsibilities for human rights, child labour and forced labour set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Group uses no minerals included in the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.
Elcogen operates inclusive recruitment programmes to reflect the diversity in the workforce where it is located. In terms of gender balance, some 40% of the current workforce of are female. As the Group scales up employee numbers to staff the new factory being built in Estonia, it intends to recruit a HR professional and put in place policies and programmes to support staff welfare, training and development. In addition, the HR function will be responsible for designing and implementing local community initiatives in both Estonia and Finland.
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