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Key Policies

As noted in your contract of employment, you are required to familiarise yourself and act in accordance with the key policies listed below. In addition to these key policies, ScottishPower have a wide range of other policies which can be accessed on the ScottishPower area of the Employee Portal once you commence employment.

Policy on Electronic Communications and Computer Use (PECCU)

Policy on Electronic Communications and Computer Use (PECCU)

ScottishPower’s electronic communications and computer resources are valuable assets and critically important operational tools. The ScottishPower Policy on Electronic Communications and Computer Use (PECCU) is a key employment policy which you are required to read to ensure you understand what you may or may not do in relation to your use of ScottishPower’s electronic communications and computer resources.

The policy:

  • Protects ScottishPower and individual against data loss.
  • Protects users from the risks associated with using electronic communications and computer resources.
  • Maintains the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the ScottishPower’s IT infrastructure and information services.

Please click here to read the full policy. 

Policy on Alcohol and Drugs

Policy on Alcohol and Drugs

The ScottishPower Alcohol & Drugs Policy is a fundamental part of the Company’s strategy to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all its employees. Alcohol and drug consumption/dependency affects individual health and work performance in terms of safety, efficiency, productivity and attendance. In addition, it can have a detrimental effect on colleagues and dependants.The ScottishPower Alcohol & Drugs Policy is a fundamental part of the Company’s strategy to safeguard the

The purpose of the policy is:

  • To have a working environment free from the effects of alcohol and drugs.
  • To ensure that an employee’s use of alcohol or drugs does not affect the health and safety of the individual, work colleagues, or others with whom they may come into contact in the course of their work.
  • To provide guidance on the symptoms of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse.

Please click here to read the full policy. 

ScottishPower Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules

ScottishPower Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules

It is the responsibility of all of us to understand and comply with the ScottishPower Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct provides a basis to help us better understand what Iberdrola and ScottishPower require of us. If we are in doubt about a particular situation, we should always ask ourselves the following questions before engaging upon an activity:

  • Will my actions fully comply with Group Policies and the Code of Conduct?
  • Would ScottishPower’s goodwill, business reputation or integrity be subject to criticism if what I am doing became public?
  • How would my actions look to my colleagues if they knew?

Please click here to read the full policy. 

Policy on Data Protection

Policy on Data Protection

Data Protection regulates the way in which organisations may use personal data about living individuals (whether, customers, employees or suppliers) and protects those individuals from unauthorised use or disclosure of their personal data.

ScottishPower recognises the importance of respecting the personal privacy of customers, employees and others, and the need to put in place appropriate safeguards surrounding the processing of personal data. This policy compliments and sits alongside a range of policies in place across ScottishPower designed to protect the security and integrity of information held by ScottishPower.

Please click here to read the full policy. 

Policy on Equality and Diversity

Policy on Equality and Diversity

ScottishPower recognises the importance of difference and values and respects individuality as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting equality and diversity. ScottishPower is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, adoption or maternity or other considerations not justified in law which are irrelevant to the performance of the job.

In recognition of these values, ScottishPower is committed to raising awareness and understanding of equality and diversity by endorsing and promoting the following principles:

  • Compliance with all legal requirements relating to equality and diversity in the workplace and prevention of harassment and discrimination.
  • Recognition of the growing diversity of individual values within the workplace.
  • Valuing employees’ views and perspectives and ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Please click here to read the full policy. 

Policy on Anti-Bribery and Corruption

Policy on Anti-Bribery and Corruption

ScottishPower takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas.

Bribery is a criminal offence and there are serious consequences if you are found to be in non-compliance with the Act, (the Bribery Act 2010), the implications could include imprisonment, significant fines, and termination of your employment or contract with ScottishPower.

ScottishPower is committed to the following key Anti-Bribery and Corruption principles:

  • We will carry out business fairly, honestly and openly.
  • We do not allow employees to accept money, gifts, hospitality and other advantages from business associates, actual or potential suppliers, or service providers which are intended to influence a business decision or transaction in some improper way.
  • No employee will suffer demotion, penalty, or other adverse consequence for refusing to pay bribes, even if it may result in ScottishPower losing business.

Please click here to read the full policy.

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