REN was distinguished in the “Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year” category at the Best Biz Awards 2014. The “Programa Nós”, which was developed by the company’s human resources department, was awarded third place by a panel of 43 judges from the most prestigious media publications from 18 countries (ABC, Bloomberg, Forbes, ETV and RTE among others).
REN took part in this international programme, which received more than 200 entries from around 30 countries.
For Elsa Carvalho, REN’s Human Resources director, this recognition “strengthens the strategy of understanding and implementing integrated and differentiated approaches and programmes. “This is an example of an integrated and integrating approach that REN has made under Diversity, promoting three intervention axes – balance, equality and inclusion.” This prize also constitutes “a challenge, an opportunity and more responsibility to continue to innovate and enhance REN’s value proposition”, she added.
This year’s Best in Biz Awards prize is added to the awards received in 2013 in the best “Corporate/Energy Site” and “Best Online Report and Accounts”.
“Programa Nós” was implemented in February 2014, with three axes: Balance, Equality and Inclusion. The aim of this Diversity and Inclusion programme for employees involves recognising the uniqueness of each person, to promote such values as respect, balance, personal development and commitment.