Providing a safe and healthy workplace is our primary obligation to our employees, our communities and our shareholders. It plays a crucial role in employees’ confidence, motivation and productivity, providing a healthy space where a culture of innovation can take root.
That is why we establish policies and procedures to create healthy and safe workplaces and a culture where healthy lifestyles are encouraged. This is a shared responsibility, involving a commitment from the executive team, bargaining units, management, contractors and each individual employee.
Safety committees are in place across AVANGRID operating companies, supporting active employee and management engagement in the safety process. Highly recognized occupational health and safety management systems OHSAS 18001 and the new standard ISO 45001 establish a holistic model for organizations to achieve safety standardization for their policies, procedures and operations. The safety management system model provides collective feedback to the whole organization, ensuring acknowledgement, prioritization and management of risk. AVANGRID business units have successfully maintained certification for the AVANGRID Networks business and obtained certification for the AVANGRID Renewables business in 2018. The Renewables and Networks business are looking forward to the annual auditing season in April and May of 2019.