OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)

TAQA Morocco contributes to meeting the sustainable growth challenges expressed in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030 adopted at the United Nations summit in September 2015. This disclosure also meets the expectations of the AMMC regulator with respect to the achievement of CSR goals and commitments. We have also mapped out each Sustainable Development Goal with the AMMC disclosures in the index. That table does not, however, shed light on the relevant SDG of TAQA Morocco. Those are set forth in the IIRC template: Our Value Creation Model.

Specifically, we can make a significant contribution to the following three SDG:


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
GOALS
Our contribution

• Pay equitable taxes, fees, rents and tariffs to Public Authorities

• Defend inclusive employment policies and practices

• Purchase goods and services locally and develop local workforce capacity

• Respect land rights

• Expand the implementation of strategies that fight poverty through community revenue arrangements

• Support job creation not related to the project in order to meet employment expectations

• Site projects on non-arable land

• Strengthen catchment area management

• Leadership in Occupational Health and Safety
• Ensure that project development does not harm community health
• Promote the well-being of employees
• Fight infectious disease among employees

• Support community health programs

• Evaluate and improve the local skills base

• Train and educate workers

• Preserve the technical know-how and develop the professional expertise of Morocco’s leading energy operator through the creation of an academic center of excellence as part of the internal training policy and, more broadly, for the benefit of the national energy sector.

• Support the electrification of schools

• Provide equal opportunities to women and establish gender-inclusive work environments
• Abolish obstacles to the participation of women and facilitate their involvement throughout their entire careers

• Promote social investments that take gender into account

• Conserve and recycle water
• Develop plans to reduce or eliminate rainwater and other pollution during construction and/or operation
• Monitor and disclose water quality and use

• Collaborate with other participants to plan catchment area management

• Take advantage of economies of scale and synergies between sites to provide the national operator with better electricity distribution through its transmission infrastructures at an affordable cost
• Support local energy initiatives
• Share knowledge on efficient energy production initiatives with the government, communities, and civil society

• Create policies and practices that support decent work conditions
• Pay taxes and fees to Public Authorities
• Stimulate economic growth through local and national purchasing
• Promote workers and suppliers
• Collaborate with different stakeholders (suppliers, financial institutions, NGO’s, universities…) to strengthen the economic impact of our projects

• Connect, as much as possible, suppliers to our external markets and partners

• Support industrialization through local hiring, purchasing, training and skill development

• Support advanced industrialization by reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases

• Support predictive maintenance models for our equipment and infrastructures

• Engage in transparent and meaningful consultations with our local communities and respect their right to informed prior consent

• Partner with the government, industrial enterprises and communities to create a renewal of industrial development

• Collaborate with the government and other sectors to create renewable innovation benefits and share knowledge

• Explore potential collaborations with the research and development world

• Conduct reasonable diligence with respect to human rights and provide the possibility of access to legal redress

• Leadership in inclusion

• Anticipate risks relating to inequalities

• Promote workers and suppliers

• Support marginalized populations through community investment at the local level

• Provide ONEE with maximum availability to light the rural and urban communities of the Kingdom

• Collaborate with local authorities to develop and increase green spaces

• Collaborate for improved resilience of the national electrical network

• Minimize inputs and waste

• Obtain materials and products from manufacturers that adhere to adequate and decent work standards

• Plan and improve upon materials recycling

• Partner with other businesses to implement recycling programs

• Reduce emissions from operation and the supply chain

• Take climate change into account in planning projects and future investments

• Prioritize the siting of projects in locations with emissions-reduction potential

• Work with the government to reduce impact on the climate

• Participate in dialogues on the climate both within and outside the sector

• Consider marine and river life in environmental impact studies

• Collaborate with local authorities to establish conservation areas, marine reserves and support coastal preservation programs, such as the Clean Beach operation, which we have participated in for several consecutive years

• Perform environmental impact evaluations and prioritize the siting of projects in brownfields or on already-developed land in order to minimize the impact on existing ecosystems

• Preserve ecosystems

• Support projects that link communities and biodiversity

• Contribute to research initiatives

• Encourage and participate at the planning stage in the local landscape

• Restore natural habitats and commit to reforestation efforts

• Prevent and resolve complaints and conflicts

• Adhere to regulations and disclose information concerning our projects, including the payments and contracts relating to a project, to reduce the risk of corruption

• Give preference to safe work environments and lasting relationships with our communities

• Work with industries to advance the SDG and the collective goals of the electricity sector

• Mobilize financial resources and technology

• Incorporate the SDG into our policies and apply the SDG indicators

• Engage in dialogue with the Public Authorities and the actors of civil society