For EDPR, the health and safety of all those who contribute to the development of its activities – employees, suppliers, contractors, clients and other stakeholders – is a key value and priority for which the Company contributes to with the maximum interest, collaboration and commitment, with the objective of consolidating a positive health and safety culture.
People are the center of our strategy and, therefore, we have the responsibility to guarantee that the adaptation to changing working conditions due to digital transformation and the evolution of the business itself is done always ensuring a healthy work environment.
The Company’s commitment to ensure high safety standards for employees and contractors, based on the United Nation’s SDG 8: to promote decent work and economic growth, make EDPR an increasingly safe place to work, prioritizing the safety and well-being of all stakeholders with the objective of zero accidents overall.
# of accidents with absence/hours worked * 1,000,000
# of working days lost/hours worked * 1,000,000
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
EDPR commitments toward Health and Safety are summarized in our Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
Safety is an integral part of the business of EDPR
HSE Management System
The health, safety and well-being of our employees, as well as the protection of the environment, are a priority for EDPR.
These commitments are firmly set in the Health and Safety Policy and Environmental Policy and have been backed by the certification of both management systems for over 10 years.
During 2019, following the reference provided by the international standards ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018, a project was launched to merge both systems with the aim of having a more global approach, being more efficient, simplifying processes and managing the risks of our activity.
As a result of this work, the new Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSEMS), where synergies play a fundamental role, will be implemented and certified jointly in 2020.
Health and safety management
EDPR aims to ensure the objective of "Zero accidents” through its health and safety policy to manage and prevent future accidents by defining processes for the safe management of all activities in all the geographies where it operates, and to give support to the business in the implementation of said processes.
To achieve this goal, EDPR has implemented HSEMS based on the ISO 45001 specifications for the H&S topics. The standards and procedures of these system are adapted to the specific geography of the sites where they are used and are developed based on each country’s regulations and industry best practices. EDPR takes a data-driven approach in order to identify and react to leading causes of injury. The implementation of these systems allows for better management and prevention of future accidents, with the objective of zero accidents overall.
* Calculation based on 2019 Installed Capacity
EDPR’s market leadership, based in value creation capacity, innovation and relationship with its stakeholders, is much influenced by the performance of its suppliers.
Technical excellence together with sustainability is the basis of EDPR relationship with suppliers. This results in close collaboration, joint capacity to innovate, strengthen the sustainability practices and improve the quality of the Company’s operations.
EDPR has defined policies and procedures to ensure the several aspects that fill in with the sustainability, as well as the management and mitigation of any type of environmental, social or ethical risks in the supply chain.
The Suppliers Sustainability Guides provides an overview of the sustainability requirements EDPR expects its suppliers to meet.