The organization structure is designed to accomplish the strategic management of the company but also a transversal operation of all the business units, ensuring alignment with the defined strategy, optimizing support processes and creating synergies.
EDPR organizational structure is divided in 3 key elements: a corporate center at the Holding and 2 platforms – Europe & Brazil and North America. Within EDPR Europe & Brazil platform, there are 8 business units, one for each of the countries where the company operates, namely Spain, Portugal, France/Belgium, Italy, Poland, Romania, UK and finally Brazil. Similarly in the EDPR North America platform, there are 3 business units, that represent the operational regions in the continent: West (includes Canada), Central (includes Mexico) and East.
Organizational Model Principles
|Accountability alignment||Critical KPIs and span of control are aligned at project, country, platform and holding level to ensure accountability tracking and to take advantage of complementarities derived from end-to-end process vision.|
|Client-service||Corporate areas function as competence support centers and are internal service providers to all business units for all geographical non specific needs. Business priorities and needs are defined by local businesses and best practices are defined and distributed by corporate units.|
|Lean organization||Execution of activities at holding level are held only when significant value is derived, coherently with defined EDPR holding role.|
|Ensures proper counter-balance dynamics to ensure multiple-perspective challenge across functions.|
|Clear and transparent||Platforms organizational models remain similar to allow for:
– Easy coordination, vertically (holding-platforms) and horizontally (across platforms);
– Scalability and replicability to ensure efficient integration of future growth.
EDPR Holding Role
EDPR Holding seizes value creation, through the dissemination of best practices in the organization and the standardization of corporate processes to the platforms and the business units to improve efficiency. Its internal coordination model and interface with EDP group impacts both the company’s processes – activities performed, processes steps, inputs and outputs, and decision-making mechanisms -, and the company’s structure, with an alignment of functions and responsibilities with the processes configuration.
The EDPR Holding structure was designed to accomplish two fundamental roles: Strategic Management and Transversal Operation.
Strategic Management covers to
a) adopt a coordination model within the group, supporting the Executive Committee in the definition and control of the strategy policies and objectives;
b) define specific strategic initiatives;
c) review the accomplishment of the company’s business plan;
d) define transversal policies, rules and procedures;
e) control key performance indicators.
Transversal Operation deals to
i) ensure the alignment of all the platforms with the defined strategy;
ii) capture synergies and optimize support processes; and iii) systematically and progressively concentrate supporting activities in shared service business units with the group.