Environmental and social responsibility is one of the drivers behind ENGIE’s corporate strategy.
As a global leader of the energy market and one of the main actors in the energy transition, ENGIE has an ambition to provide the goods and services necessary for life and to contribute to a global dynamics of sustainability adapted to climate and demographic changes.
ENGIE’s Corporate Social Responsibility expresses first and foremost the highest respect for Human Rights and the refusal of all manner of forced or mandatory labor, child labor, discrimination, moral and sexual harassment, and any form of violence in every country and industry in which it operates. In addition, ENGIE dedicates special efforts to the social development of the communities in which it operates in Brazil and worldwide.
Our corporate social responsibility is based on respect to human rights, on relationship with stakeholders, respecting each party’s different interests, on the social and economic integration with the communities where we operate, and on working relationships that fully comply with the law, prioritizing health and safety.
Relationship with Stakeholders
In all of its operations, ENGIE forms a transparency- and engagement-based relationship with all of its (stakeholders), taking into consideration each party’s different interests. This applies to shareholders, customers, employees and their representatives, suppliers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, communities, and society at large.
ENGIE acts as a member-organization of the communities of which it is a part. From a project’s implementation and throughout its life, the Company strives to engage with the community by means of dialogue and a clear discussion of purposes, construction methods, positive impacts and actions intended to help improve living standards, as well as the set of measures adopted to offset the project’s adverse impacts.
ENGIE goes far beyond mere compliance with the law and the obligations under its environmental license. Its voluntary initiatives include social development and income generation projects, but not only those. ENGIE carries out social, cultural and environmental projects and programs that can be a legacy to the coming generations.
ENGIE complies with and attempts to exceed legal requirements for labor relations, including full freedom of association and an open dialogue with unions. It offers a benefits plan that stands out from the majority of the marketplace, and devotes special efforts to retaining talents and a good organizational climate. ENGIE’s direct employees receive fixed and variable compensation in line with the market in which they operate, and the Company is strict in connection with the rights and benefits of service providers’ employees.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
ENGIE particularly prioritizes OHS. All direct and indirect employees receive training on the subject and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPG) is mandatory in all construction sites and industrial facilities. Occupational Exercise is a practice in every ENGIE-maintained facility. The Company also gives employees health monitoring above and beyond legal requirements.
As concerns electric energy generation, ENGIE’s plants have total capacity equivalent to around 6% of the domestic needs, and 85% of its capacity is OHS-certified according to the OHSAS 18001 international standard.