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Compliance

Environmental compliance
Wärtsilä companies comply with all local environmental legislation. The operations of Wärtsilä's manufacturing companies require a valid environmental permit, the terms of which are generally met. Incidents of non-compliance are described in the following chapters.
Environmental disturbances (G4-EN24) and complaints (G4-EN34)
The number of disturbances, complaints, and incidents of non-compliance are presented in the table below. Reported disturbances typically cover incidents in which the Wärtsilä company concerned has been obliged to report the disturbance to the authorities.

The main environmental disturbances that occurred in Wärtsilä's business locations in 2016 were 12 minor fuel or oily water spills. These disturbances were investigated and the appropriate corrective actions to minimise the impact on the environment were taken in each case. There were also two complaints made by occupants of the neighbouring property related to noise. The complaints were investigated and the noise levels promptly normalised.
Cases of non-compliance (G4-EN29)
During the review period, no instances of non-compliance related to environmental regulations were identified.
Disturbances, complaints, and non-compliances 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Environmental
Disturbances 12 3 11 5 3
Non-compliances 0 3 1 2 2
Complaints 2 2 1 1 7
Social
Non-compliances 4 4 1 4 3
Fines of non-compliance cases (EUR) 37 860 30 111 9 824 9 787 45 079
Human and labour rights compliance (G4-LA16, G4-HR3, G4-HR4, G4-HR5, G4-HR6, G4-HR12, G4-SO8, G4-SO11)
Wärtsilä supports and respects basic human values as outlined in the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wärtsilä also supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, of which six principles are related to Human and Labour rights.

Wärtsilä's employees represent 134 nationalities. The company supports fair and equal treatment of all its employees. Wärtsilä supports the work-related rights defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and works, therefore, to ensure that there is freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining in the company. In those countries where local legislation does not recognise these rights, Wärtsilä endeavours to give employees other channels for expressing their opinions.

Wärtsilä does not accept the use of forced labour or child labour in any form. Wärtsilä is unaware of any cases of human rights being breached, discrimination, infringements of rights at work, or the use of forced or child labour. During the reporting period the following misconducts were realised:


Wärtsilä Korea Ltd. was charged a penalty fee of EUR 21 500 for not fulfilling its legal obligation to hire six disabled persons. The company has mainly hired blue collar employees, which limits the suitable job offerings to disabled persons.

Wärtsilä Brasil Ltda has an ongoing case of allegedly not granting the weekly 24 hour rest required by law to an employee. This case was registered at Wärtsilä Brasil in Niterói/RJ by Ministry of Labor authorities during a scheduled inspection. The company has filed an appeal to competent authorities. No fine has been issued by the respective authorities to date.

Wärtsilä Brasil Ltda has an ongoing case of allegedly keeping employees working under offshore rotation shifts longer than 15 continuous days. This case was registered at Wärtsilä Brasil in Niterói/RJ by Ministry of Labor authorities during a scheduled inspection. The company has filed an appeal to competent authorities. No fine has been issued by the respective authorities to date.

Wärtsilä Brasil Ltda has an ongoing case of allegedly having not granted an employee the minimum break required by law between two working days. This case was registered at Wärtsilä Brasil in Niterói/RJ by Ministry of Labor authorities during a scheduled inspection. The company has filed an appeal to competent authorities. No fine has been issued by the respective authorities to date.
Non-compliance cases presented in previous reports
Wärtsilä Brasil Ltda’s appeal in 2015 against claims related to non-compliances found by the Ministry of Labour in its Manaus facility were rejected, and the company received a fine of EUR 16 360.
Preventing corruption and bribery (G4-SO5)
During the review period, no instances of corruption or bribery were identified.
Political lobbying (G4-SO6)
During 2016, Wärtsilä did not make any contributions to political parties.
Competition regulation (G4-SO7)
Wärtsilä arranged, as it has earlier, a number of competition law training seminars in 2016 for relevant personnel in order to further promote their knowledge of competition laws, and thus ascertain full compliance with such laws.
Product responsibility (G4-PR2, G4-PR4, G4-PR7, G4-PR8, G4-PR9)
Wärtsilä conducted an internal audit of test processes, which brought forward limited deviations in fuel consumption measurement tests conducted for certain marine engines before customer dispatches. Wärtsilä has reached out to customers on an individual basis, as well as reviewed all test procedures, using both internal and external resources, to secure new, more transparent processes and controls. It is to be noted that the engines in question have fulfilled the regulatory and classification society requirements.

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