Focusing on people
Close relationship with man and society
Our pledge: to be a socially responsible company that is aware of the reality of people’s everyday lives.
Our HR policy, projects in favour of a transparent dialogue with our stakeholders, and sponsorship and patronage initiatives demonstrate our desire to serve as a local player that is mindful of the well-being and future of its employees and that fully shoulders its societal responsibilities. With this latter in mind we focus on four specific areas, namely sport, solidarity, the protection of the environment, and culture.
Eradicating energy poverty
Sadly, energy poverty is still on the rise in Belgium and affects close to 16% of ENGIE Electrabel’s customers. We are supporting them in a range of ways:
- Adapting information and developing solutions for managing energy budgets.
- Improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
- Supporting the Belgian Platform against energy poverty.
Transparency and dialogue
Our very local-centric approach means that we engage in open and transparent dialogue with our stakeholders (customers, residents close tour facilities…) and create specific tools in this regard.
The Electrabel webcafé
Our webcafé is a wholly collaborative dialogue platform where participants exchange experiences. It is a clear, user-friendly communication tool that comprises extensive content, advice and information.
You can discuss any and all energy-related issues. Whether you want to talk about the pricing formula, comfort in your home, current affairs or technological innovations, the ENGIE Electrabel webcafé’s doors are always open.Visit the Webcafé’s website
Active participation of residents and local organisations
People living close to our new wind farms have the exclusive opportunity to get directly involved via the cooperative Electrabel CoGreen.
We also run a wind blog that updates visitors on the progress of our projects.
We want to work closely with local organisations to roll out our projects.Electrabel CoGreen
Dialogue with residents
We engage in open dialogue with those people living close to our existing and future facilities.
The project to remove the Hénâ waste tip is one such example. We provide residents with information in a transparent and proactive manner throughout the works on the site.Hénâ tip
Sponsorship and social patronage
We support societal projects that fall within one of our 4 fields of action (sport, solidarity, environment, culture).
If you have any questions or want to suggest a project, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Belgium associations are also supported by the ENGIE Foundation.
We want to support the integration of underprivileged young people by instilling in them such values as respect for other people, team spirit, determination and ambition.
Ongoing projects:ENGIE Sponsorship
Social rehabilitation is a major responsibility. We contribute here by supporting projects that help children and young people who have been excluded from society.
Ongoing projects:ENGIE Solidarity
We support the preservation, enhancement and access to culture, especially music.
Ongoing projects:ENGIE Culture
Our in-house programme Power2Act encourages and supports cultural and non-profit initiatives in which our employees are actively involved as volunteers. This programme is an extension of our patronage policy.Energy Assistance
The ENGIE Foundation works to improve the integration of young people in our society, focusing on education, sports and culture. In Belgium, it supports 31 projects that care about the welfare of children and young people.Discover here more about the projects of the ENGIE Foundation (in FR)
A proactive HR policy
ENGIE Electrabel employs close to 4,500 employees – they are the cornerstone of our company. We continuously hone our HR policy to support all of our existing and future employees.
Equal opportunities for women
Objective: employ more women in our activities.
Women currently account for around a quarter of our workforce, including managerial positions.ENGIE Equality
Access to work for all
Objective: facilitate the employment of vulnerable persons.
As part of our Groupes d’insertion project, vulnerable persons spend one year attending a range of training courses within the company, thus increasing their chances of finding a job.ENGIE Diversity
Safe working environments
Objective: safety, health and well-being at work.
We have been rolling out a major in-house awareness-raising campaign among our employees for the past two years: Zero Accidents.ENGIE Health @ Safety
“ENGIE Electrabel sets great store by safety, health and well-being in the workplace, as evidenced by our successive General Health and Safety Plans. The 2015-2020 Plan focuses on psychosocial risks and well-being at work in particular.” – Philippe Van Troeye, General Manager Director Electrabel
More information about ENGIE’s HR policy.