|Recommendation VI: Providing the community with information on the Issuer’s affairs, and a direct communication channel with the Company|
Inform or Explain: Pampa’s website, www.pampaenergia.com, is a user-friendly and permanently updated browser tool, which includes complete and accurate information on the member companies of the business group led by Pampa and their respective businesses. This website also enables users to ask questions and send queries.
Inform or Explain: In 2018 we published our first Sustainability Report in accordance with the essential option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, under the AA1000 SES standard. The Sustainability Report contains information resulting from the internal control systems implemented at Pampa Energía, which contribute to the integrity and credibility of the information provided in the report and, therefore, has not been subject to an external verification process. The Sustainability Report is published on an annual basis and covers the period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.
The information disclosed in the 2017 Sustainability Report includes programs and actions conducted by Pampa Energía together with the Pampa Foundation and only considers data of the Company’s operations in Argentina resulting from Pampa Energía’s Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2017, with the exception of Edenor, the Sustainability Report of which can be found in its website www.edenor.com.ar.
Furthermore, all Pampa assets are subject to third-party certification accredited by the OAA, under ISO 14,001 (environmental management), and OHSAS 18,001 (occupational health and safety management) standards. The power generation, R&D and petrochemicals segment’s assets are certified under the ISO 9,001 standard, and especially, the Lubricants Plant and CTGEBA are also certified under the ISO 50,001 (energy management) standard.
Pursuant to the implemented model, external audits are conducted on an annual basis to guarantee adherence to the requirements of the above-mentioned international standards. Furthermore, each asset has a Management Program which promotes continuous performance improvement.