Our main targets

  • We want to anchor ESG risks in business decisions and increase transparency.
  • We want to promote responsible and ethical business conduct internally and with our business partners.
  • We have zero tolerance of unethical behaviour.
  • We want to engage with and positively impact the supply chain.

Responsible Sourcing

Responsible sourcing means the secure and sustainable purchase of materials and services in order to ensure timely production and construction of wind turbines. We source products and services from numerous suppliers based in a wide range of countries and generate a significant share of value in our upstream production stages. Our Global Sourcing department ensures that the required products and
services are sourced in the right quality, at the right time, and at the right cost.

For us, it is vital to ensure that our own environmental and social standards are maintained throughout our supply chain. The Nordex Group Code of Conduct for Contractors and Suppliers forms the basis for this, and we expect our contractors and suppliers to comply with it for the entire duration of their business relationship with the Nordex Group.The Principles of the UN Global Compact on Human Rights, Labour, Environment, and Anti-Corruption provide fundamental guidance for our business activities. Our supplier due diligence covers all demands placed on our suppliers regarding finance, quality, compliance, human rights and environmental aspects along the supply chain. Upholding human rights is vitally important to us.

We strictly prohibit any kind of child labour, forced labour, modern slavery, discrimination, harassment or retaliation, and any kind of other unfair treatment of workers, as well as any further violation of human rights, as inter alia described in the German Supply Chain Act. We also actively promote equal opportunities for and equal treatment of employees, as well as full compliance with regulations on freedom of association and collective bargaining. Environmental protection and supply chain responsibility is an integral part of the supplier audits we conduct. We require the same attitude and action from our business partners and suppliers along our entire supply chain.



Business Ethics, Compliance and Integrity

Our company is committed to using resources in full awareness of our legal, social, environmental, and economic responsibilities. We treat all people we interact with a clear sense of social responsibility. We collaborate respectfully with our customers, suppliers, contractors and shareholders, as well as with local communities. All our business decisions and activities are based on our strict compliance with laws and regulations which are applicable in the countries where we do business as well as our strong company values.

Our principles and standards of conduct are set out in the Nordex guidelines and, in particular, our Code of Conduct for Employees and our Code of Conduct for Contractors and Suppliers.


The Nordex Group has zero tolerance for any form of corruption. Every employee is responsible for effectively preventing corruption, and we expect the same from our business partners. The Compliance Department uses the Code of Conduct, company policies, guidelines, risk assessments, individual advisories, and training to raise our employees’ risk awareness and enable them to prevent and detect potential corruption issues. We work continually to identify, evaluate, avoid or mitigate corruption risks at different stages in our value chain, core business processes and activities.

Nordex Group employees as well as our business partners’ employees can use the Whistleblower System “notify!” to submit and discuss any indications of compliance violation in connection with the Nordex Group’s business activities.



Our business decisions and activities are subject to the demand to uphold human rights globally. This includes all of our investment commitments. We follow several guidelines for responsible business conduct, including the UN Global Compact which we intend to sign, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the ILO Conventions, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Nordex Group has a Human Rights Policy in place, as well as a Diversity and Inclusion Policy. We commit to conducting our business in accordance with the above-mentioned ethical standards, our values and applicable laws. We strive to be open and fair in our dialogue with stakeholders and to communicate effectively with external parties.
Since 2024, we comply with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (GSCA) and address its protected legal positions


ESG Governance

We actively engage with our internal and external stakeholders to develop structural engagement processes. With this, we aim to ensure transparency as well as cooperative development and improvements regarding ESG topics.
Internally, this involves integrating sustainability into our business culture, as well as developing and strengthening governance structures and processes which enable the coordination and management of sustainability measures, including aspects of good governance such as board refreshment, independence, and ESG-related remuneration. Externally, we intend to meet our stakeholders’ growing demand for information by engaging in a dialogue with our key stakeholder groups, monitoring environmental indicators, and enhancing and reporting on our sustainability performance.


In order to further anchor sustainability more firmly in the company, we look for opportunities for our employees to participate in sustainability issues. For example, an introduction to Nordex’s Sustainability department, strategy and activities is a fixed component of the onboarding process for new employees. At our headquarter in Hamburg, Germany, we organize annual Sustainability and Health Days to highlight many facets of sustainability through a program of talks, workshops and information stands.


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