CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AT ECOVA
Corporate responsibility is not only our duty as good corporate citizens, it is vital to our business. We embrace the same solutions we offer to our clients to save resources and demonstrate our commitment to our underlying principles. That’s because healthy employees, clients, communities and environments each make the other—and the company at its core—stronger.
Corporate responsibility has always been at the core of our business model, and in 2014 we set specific, measurable goals for the four areas we focus on as a company: our employees, our clients, our communities and our environment.
We invite you to learn more about our areas of focus and our goals as we track our progress to completion by the end of 2015.
OUR PROGRESS IN 2014:
EMPOWERING INDIVIDUAL IMPACTS
Our employees—and their experience, skill and innovative ideas—are our greatest resource. Our goal is to cultivate satisfied and driven employees in a constantly changing landscape. We attract and retain a diverse, creative and talented workforce by understanding what our employees need and giving them the tools to learn and grow.
GUIDING CLIENTS TO GOALS
Ecova offers our facility and utility clients the best tools and expertise for reducing resource consumption and associated costs. We continue to broaden our reach and improve our capabilities, resulting in increased value in the solutions we provide to clients. Our success is evident where it really matters: Ecova’s client retention rate is 95 percent.
CARING FOR COMMUNITIES
We are dedicated to supporting our local communities and our employees are personally motivated to give back to the communities where they live and work. We share a core belief that healthy communities support healthy employees and companies; we give every permanent employee eight hours paid time off each year to volunteer for the non-profit or educational organization of their choice.
DOING BUSINESS RESPONSIBLY
Ecova is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our business operations and to being good stewards of our natural environment. We foster a culture of responsible behavior that is consistent with the energy and sustainability solutions we offer our own clients.
Corporate Responsibility: A Team Effort
Thank you for your interest in Ecova's corporate responsibility efforts. We are proud of this program, which is completely driven by our employees. More than 150 employees throughout the company work together to define, manage and lead Ecova's overall corporate responsibility strategy, embed best-in-class sustainable practices into how we do business, and engage their colleagues in being part of the journey. We invite you to continue following our progress toward this year's corporate responsibility goals.