Miguel Stilwell Andrade, CEO
This topic has always been on EDP’s agenda, becoming even more important in the context of the pandemic, that raised new challenges to our physical and psychological health.
Based on our listening culture, we have implemented a global strategy, to promote our employees’ physical, emotional, social, professional, and financial well-being.
In addition to this global offer, to answer the specific needs of our employees, spread by different markets, each country where we are based has its local initiatives and benefits adjusted to their legal framework.
The 5 dimensions of well-being
Benefits & initiatives: Health insurance, Nutrition check-ups, Sports activitiesSee the video
Benefits & initiatives: Mental health awareness campaign “Mind Your Mind”, Psychological supportSee the video
Benefits & initiatives: Hybrid work model, Learning & development experienceSee the video
Benefits & initiatives: Social assistance program, Food allowance, Pension plan, DiscountsSee the video
You are on the right track to maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Try to consolidate the habits and routines that are contributing to your current well-being.
Some dimensions of your well-being can be improved.
Reflect on these areas of your life and define strategies to establish a better balance.
Your well-being varies daily.
Reflect on the dimensions of your life that may be affecting your wellbeing and strategize to establish a better balance. If you feel you need help, seek support from a specialist.
The José Neves Foundation (FJN) is committed to the personal development and well-being of the Portuguese people. The 29k FJN app provides personal development programs.
You can also consult the guide to personal development: "How do you invest in your well-being?"Download the fileAccess the online version
How our people see us
The Mind Your Mind sessions helped to normalise the topic of mental health ("It's OK not to be OK") and raise awareness of the symptoms of mental illness. EDP is committed to supporting employees' mental health and encourages the use of the psychosocial help services offered by the company's Social Services. Through the excellent testimonies of the various participants, ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and depression were conveyed. More than ever it is necessary to address mental health and to be aware that we are not alone. I am very grateful to have attended the MYM sessions and hope they will be resumed soon!
I am so grateful that EDPR gives new moms both pregnancy leave and parental leave. My family was able to grow and bond during the extended time EDPR offers. I know a lot of other friends not given as much time as EDPR gives for pregnancy leave, and honestly, it’s so needed. Being a newborn’s mom is exhausting, stressful, emotional and a huge recovery time (on top of being the best thing to ever happen). I couldn’t imagine going back any sooner! We even got to take a trip to Florida during my parental leave that we might not have taken if I hadn’t had the extra time. It’s hard coming back to work knowing you are leaving a small baby behind. The extended leave we are offered really helps ease that transition.
I had the opportunity to participate in the Your Board Program, which is a development program where we work closely with the Board of Directors. It was an unforgettable experience both professionally and personally. The expectations for our work were high and we were able to deliver on them in a challenging environment. It helped me learn to believe in my abilities and gave me the confidence to aim even higher.
My friends are jealous, they say that working at EDP is better than winning the lottery because the company always are thinking to improve the workers conditions. Thanks to flexible schedules I can keep my hobbies, stay with my family and continue with my work really motivated.
I entered EDP through a project for trans people in partnership with Senai. This opportunity was the best thing that could happen in my life. Here the company has a structure for professional development that considers the knowledge and not the sexuality of the employee. Today I can say that if more companies had these projects you would see the potential that trans people have. EDP is opening the doors to the future and I will do my best to stay and help others like me here.
Mental health is a priority for us and we reinforced this commitment by signing a Pact of Mental Health in the Workplace. We invite you to explore the Mind Your Mind wall of stories to discover unique testimonies from our people.