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Aggreko - Ambohimanambola HFO Site Antananarivo Madagascar

Promoting development

Aggreko’s sustainability framework is not limited to accelerating the energy transition. We have a strong track record of investing in our people, building skills and expertise, and supporting our local communities. We are committed to continue building on this, promoting development for colleagues and communities.

Safety is our number-one priority

Standard Zero is our framework for making sure that colleagues return home safely after each working day.

We have a dedicated Director of Health & Safety, and each region has a health and safety representative who is responsible for overseeing the Standard Zero framework.

Standard Zero ensures that we:

  • Stay compliant with legal requirements
  • Identify and assess risks and hazards
  • Recruit, train and coach a competent workforce
  • Provide the right tools and equipment to work safely
  • Give people opportunities to discuss safety concerns
  • Empower every employee to stop unsafe work
  • Constantly evaluate and improve our safety performance, systems and controls
  • Engage customers, suppliers and contractors in safety best practice

Health and safety performance reviews are integrated into our broader approach to managing the performance of our business units. We track risk reporting, audits, lost time injuries, total recordable injuries, spills, and road traffic accidents, explore issues and share examples of good practice.

Promoting positive health and well-being

We want our colleagues to feel energised and able to reach their full potential.

Looking after the welfare of our people helps them to perform at their best when they are at work, and enjoy life to the full when at home.

We provide a range of services to encourage well-being, specific to the needs of each region. These include employee assistance and health insurance programmes with confidential, free support on topics like nutrition and exercise, financial and legal issues, emotional support, and life coaching.

We are making mental health training available to all employees and providing specific training to managers, so they have the skills to support the well-being of their teams.

Continuing our focus on diversity and inclusion

We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where people feel valued, respected and part of our global team. We are proud to hire people from all walks of life because we believe this richness of experience makes our company stronger. We recognise it takes time and continued focus to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive organisation. We are developing an inclusive culture with a framework that is designed to create an inclusive culture with a framework of common practices.

  • Building awareness, confidence and advocacy with our leaders
  • Educating people on inclusion, biases and cultural preferences
  • Embedding inclusion in policies and key people management practices to eliminate bias
  • Amplifying employee voices by actively encouraging people to share their experiences and views with the confidence that their voices will be heard
  • Celebrating diversity within our business

Our goal is to increase the diversity of our teams, so they better reflect our local communities. We are targeting our programmes to encourage more females to take STEM subjects, and we actively seek to recruit trainees from socially disadvantaged areas.

We also support military veterans through the UK Armed Forces Covenant, We Hire Vets and National Veterans’ Employment Program to attract and recruit ex-military personnel.

Gender pay gap reporting

We review our gender diversity numbers closely and each year we publish our UK Gender Pay Gap report.

Our annual salary review process and our requirement for diverse shortlists for all external recruitment activities are designed to promote equity. We continue to drive improvements in this area and are monitoring our progress.

Driving employee engagement

In our 2022 employee survey, our overall employee engagement score was 77%, with 73% of people saying that they would recommend Aggreko as a great place to work. We measure engagement annually with an online survey, achieving a response rate of 85% in 2022.

Results are shared with the entire company, prompting action plans to address any issues raised. We also encourage day-to-day discussion with regular team meetings, town halls, ideas schemes and more.

Developing expert people

People are at the core of our business and are critical to our success. That is why we make sure we have highly skilled, capable people and we invest in our colleagues and our future talent.

We have a dedicated team who focus on developing people. They make sure we have the right skills for our business today and for the future.

We use data and technology to develop skills in an agile manner, giving everyone access to learning to continuously develop their knowledge and skills.

We are also continually looking to the future and developing talent through our trainee programmes, which operate globally. We target our trainee programmes to encourage more females to take STEM subjects and we seek to recruit trainees from socially disadvantaged areas.

In 2021 our colleagues completed over 144,000 hours of training.

Meaningful community investments

As a global business, we can make a positive social impact in our communities.

We work closely with local schools, colleges and universities to encourage local talent to work with us, so they can benefit from our training opportunities.

Wherever possible, we source goods and services from local suppliers who meet our standards, and we encourage local businesses to be part of our supply chain.

We engage in a wide range of community initiatives across four priority areas: the environment, disaster relief, STEM education, and health and well-being. We encourage colleagues to get involved in our Aggreko Days of Difference programme, where they can volunteer their working time and raise funds to support local community projects.

Promoting high employment standards

We apply high employment standards across our business, complying with relevant employment, health and safety, and human rights laws that support the welfare of our colleagues.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. We extend these standards into our supply chain, requiring all our suppliers to confirm that they too will adopt appropriate employment standards in their businesses.

You can read more about our approach to managing modern slavery and human trafficking risks in our slavery and human trafficking statements.