Empresa de Energía de Bogotá is awarded certification of Work & Life Balance from the European Institute on Social Capital.
Bogotá, Colombia, 30 November 2011
This acknowledgement ratifies the company's commitment to the implementation of practices that benefit employees, in accordance with Global Compact Guidelines driven by the UN.
This is the second company to receive this certification in Colombia and the first in its sector.
Bogotá, 29 November. Empresa de Energía de Bogotá –EEB, headquarters and manager of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, received the Work & Life Balance certification, from the European Institute on Social Capital - EISC, for its policies, programs and activities in human promotion, aimed at achieving better quality of life of its employees.
Around the world, companies like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, SAB Miller and McDonald’s, among other large corporations, have joined this initiative created in Germany in the mid nineties faced with the need of motivating and standardize human talent policies and management programs in these large corporations.
In Colombia, EEB and the pharmaceutical Novartis are the only two certified companies in this Work Life Balance concept, understood as the right balance between work and personal lie. For Mrs. Marielly Moya Espinosa, EEB Administrative VP, “driving this Life Balance is fundamental, because in addition to improving everyone's quality of life, it has positive effect in motivation and sense of belonging of our collaborators”.
Promoting Work Life Balance, is part of the EEB's strategy on corporate responsibility, which responds to Global Compact guidelines, driven by the UN, of which in Colombia, our company is leader and role model.
During the past six months, EEB was assessed by EISC experts, who analyzed 21 initiative of seven categories that include schedule and labor organization, communication and information policies, personal development, economic benefits, services to families, measuring and control systems and initiatives developed by the company.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to a market enjoying one of the largest demand in the country and greatest in size, in addition it has control of the largest natural gas carrier in the country, TGI S.A. In Perú, it company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Department, while CALIDDA is in charge of distributing natural gas in Lima and Callao. In that same country, ISA, participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in the country. In 2010, it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- that will build the most important energy infrastructure project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of 2013. In addition, it holds a portfolio of significant investments in large companies in the energy sector, amongst which the following stand out CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and in a lesser scale ISA and ISAGEN.