Global responsibility

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Occupational Health and Safety

At EDP, occupational health and safety are built with the everyone's commitment and participation.

At EDP, occupational health and safety (OH&S) are built with the everyone’s commitment and participation.

Occupational safety and health are critical values for the sustainable development of the EDP Group. The importance that EDP gives to this issue goes well beyond mere compliance with legal requirements. It is spelled out in our occupational safety and health policy, which focuses on the strategic goal of “Zero accidents, no personal harm”, and it applies to our entire corporate universe in the different countries where we operate.

The OH&S goals are set by the EDP Group and by each particular company, with the purpose of controlling the risk of occupational accidents and professional diseases, as well as of maintaining or obtaining the OHSAS 18001 certification for each particular safety management system.

It is therefore our intention to pursue and consolidate a positive safety culture, with the participation and involvement of all employees, service providers and suppliers, promoting it among local communities and all stakeholders who may be affected by the normal course of our activities.
 

Prevention Management

OH&S Management System

To better manage the strategic objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety Policy, EDP has adopted a Corporate Safety Management System (CSMS) which follows recommendation ILO-OSH 2001 of the International Labor Organization, and the model provided by reference standard OHSAS 18001:2007, reinforcing the principle that Occupational Health and Safety issues are managed according to common, transversal criteria within the EDP Group companies. 

Locally, each company adopts the Corporate Management System directly or uses it as a reference to develop its own safety management system, specific to or integrated into the areas of environment and/or quality, depending on its activity.

The EDP commitment. Safety Policy

The corporate management of the EDP Group is determined to constantly strengthen the culture of occupational health and safety, by developing awareness, deepening willingness and making available the resources required for:

  • Ensuring a healthy and safe working environment, by guaranteeing compliance with legislation as the minimum acceptable level;
  • Promoting the training and information of employees on activity-related risks, raising their awareness to the need to comply with safety standards;
  • Protecting facilities and equipment by adopting the best techniques, combined with monitoring and updating of operating procedures in order to eliminate or minimize risks to employees, service providers and all third parties who might come into contact with the EDP group's infrastructures.

The efficacy of the safety policy and the continuous improvement of the Group in the area of health and safety at work must be achieved with the involvement of all management levels and the support and contribution of all employees, service providers, suppliers and stakeholders. To this end, EDP requires all of its service providers to adopt practices in line with the principles of this policy.
 

Safety Certifications

EDP’s Corporate Safety Management System is certified by Lloyd´s Register since 2013.

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