Governance

Governance

Since its establishment, CNE has been dedicated to providing sustainable clean energy and professional services through strong corporate governance. The company strives to promote the harmonious development of human and nature while achieving sustainable growth.

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1.Governance structure

CNE integrates the concept of sustainable development into the important decision-making processes of the enterprise. This integration aims to promote the high-quality development of the Group and safeguard the interests of stakeholders, including investors, communities, customers, and employees. CNE’S Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) governance encompasses all levels of the organization, from the Board of Directors, management team, every department and business unit.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic objectives and acts as the ultimate authority for ESG matters. The ESG Committee assists the Board in overseeing ESG issues, while the ESG Steering Group and ESG Working Group are responsible for the effective implementation of ESG tasks.

2.Communication

With strong and effective communication between key stakeholders, CNE understands their concerns and responds to their expectations with appropriate actions.

CNE identifies and reviews ESG issues that are matters to our business and stakeholders. The process may refer to the below.

3.Compliance operations

  • Integrity compliance

CNE is dedicated to operating with integrity and adheres to high standards of business ethics. CNE strictly complies with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the Group's code of ethical conduct, rules, and regulations. We adopt a zero-tolerance policy for corruption and are committed to the basic principles of 'taking a dual approach that combines prevention and punishment, with an emphasis on prevention and whistleblower protection and recusal of interested parties in its anti-fraud work. CNE conducts various forms of anti-corruption and anti-fraud training, promotes a corporate culture of 'honesty and integrity,' and creates an anti-fraud corporate environment. CNE also establishes a working style of integrity, diligence, and dedication to earnestly protect the legitimate rights and interests of clients, business partners, and shareholders. In 2022, CNE did not find any breaches in the code of conduct.

  • Information security and privacy protection

CNE attaches great importance to information security and privacy protection. CNE identifies and complies with national laws and regulations that have a significant impact on information security and privacy protection. We complete information system filing and network security level evaluation. CNE formulates network security management measures to ensure the safe and stable operation of the system. We also optimize information security management, improves the employee information security responsibility system, and strengthens the implementation of information security protection measures. CNE improves the response procedure for information security emergencies and quickly and efficiently promotes emergency treatment. CNE believes that information security training and publicity campaigns are the key to increase the awareness of every employees.

  • Intellectual property and brand management

Acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights is important for propelling innovative development and improving market competitiveness. In strict accordance with requirements and laws, CNE has established an intellectual property management system. CNE has formulated and issued administrative measures to define the organizational structure of intellectual property management and the responsibilities of each department. CNE also respects the intellectual property of other parties, establishing a review mechanism and feedback channels. Meanwhile, CNE attaches great importance to shaping and improving its brand image and we will continue to strengthen standardized management.

  • Supply chain management

CNE actively builds a responsible supply chain management system, adopts responsible procurement policies, and follows fair, and open procurement principles. While setting itself as a good example of integrity management, CNE also promotes sustainability in supply chains by encouraging suppliers to fulfill their environmental and social responsibilities through cooperation mechanisms such as win-win partnerships and complementary advantages. CNE has established policies for sustainable supply chains and measures for supplier management to review an array of factors, including suppliers' qualifications, Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) management capabilities, product quality, service awareness, corporate reputation, performance capability, and legal risks. This ensures collaborative and sustainable development.