NRG Energy: Our journey to a greener tomorrow
Submitted by NRG Energy
Originally published on NRG Energy Sustainability
Safety and Well-Being
The safety and well being of our employees are of paramount importance.
The workplace of the future
Beyond the physical distancing and safety protocols implemented during the global pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that other aspects of the workplace need to evolve as well.
One of our 2021 company goals was to redefine NRG's workplace of the future by transforming how and where we work. We established a cross-functional group to determine the ongoing COVID-19 response and office protocols for the new working normal.
Like many companies, we pivoted to a hybrid model, allowing our office-based employees to split their time working from home and office according to the company’s needs and their team’s needs. NRG implemented a flexible model with a range from fully remote, to one to four days in the office, to fully onsite.
In addition we provided:
Always staying safe
Safety of all personnel is a top priority at our company and our comprehensive safety program includes anyone working within an NRG facility. We are continually evaluating safety practices to ensure all programs satisfy regulatory requirements.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, power plant-based employees continued reporting to their respective work locations. However, our Safety-Over-Production policy prioritizes all safety rules and requirements, even if generation facilities must stop production. It is our goal to achieve top decile safety performance each year for Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR), which is defined as the number of work-related injuries per 100 full-time workers during a one-year period. In 2021, we finished with a 0.30 top decile safety performance, well below the Edison Electric Institute top decile benchmark of 0.51. Below is a full list of plant locations with zero recordables and facilities with OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star1 status.
To learn more about NRG Energy's commitments to employee well-being and safety, download the 2021 Sustainability report here.
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