At TPI, we are fundamentally committed to help safeguard our planet for future generations. Given our global footprint, we operate in locations with varying environmental laws and regulations with the potential to impact our communities. We aim to align practices across our global facilities and to have them all meet the higher of U.S. environmental laws, regulations, and standards or local equivalents. Facilities that have local laws and regulations less stringent than the U.S. minimum generally adhere to the more stringent U.S. standards. All TPI facilities have an environmental impact assessment performed prior to starting operations of the facility, which includes an evaluation of the land prior to the start of construction. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations are reviewed monthly to mitigate regulatory risk associated with incomplete or inaccurate tracking of reporting requirements.
Each facility documents applicable environmental regulation as well as compliance requirements for retention of necessary environmental permits and reporting to government agencies. Any updates, changes or removals of regulatory requirements are also documented. All environmental inspections and instances of non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations are communicated to the leadership team.
In 2020, we had zero instances of significant noncompliance.