Corporate Sustainability: What It Means to Idaho Power
Idaho Power defines sustainability as "sound and enduring financial, environmental and social stewardship." We think of it as a business plan to sustain operations into our second century.
Our company always has endeavored to conduct business in a manner that demonstrates balanced and responsible management. That means prudent planning, development and protection of our resources, as well as encouraging responsible energy use and delivery. In today's world, the products and services we deliver have to be more than just reliable and more than just fair priced – they must also represent a responsible use of the environmental resources we share with our communities. Our company demands it, our customers expect it and our stakeholders insist on it.
It is our privilege to share the results of our efforts toward becoming a more sustainable company, as well as the good work that comes from our 2,000-plus employees. For a closer look at our accomplishments, please review our 2012 Sustainability Report. For additional insight into our business operations, please see our Supplemental Sustainability Reporting. There, you'll find in-depth reporting on our approach to sustainable operations. We also invite you to learn more about our company's day-to-day activities by accessing the related links at right.
E-mail us if you have any questions or comments on our sustainability efforts, or if you would like to request a hard copy of the 2012 Sustainability Report.
Idaho Power Sustainability Platform Elements
The five elements listed below make up the core of Idaho Power's Sustainability Platform and reflect our commitment to be a more sustainable company.
Balanced and Responsible Management
Objective: Demonstrate integrity and transparency in the principled and profitable management of our business
Key principles: Disclosure, Profitability, Relationships, Communication, Accountability, Transparency
Our stakeholders' trust is critical to our business success. With our century mark in sight, we're proud of our long history of integrity and transparency, and a business model that's both principled and profitable.
Objective: Incorporate ingenuity, innovation and efficiency in our daily operations with exceptional results
Key Principles: Effective Investment, Efficiency, Performance, Impact, Engagement
Our customers depend on us to power their lives and businesses reliably, and at a fair price. Our philosophy of Operational Excellence is about working together to solve problems, focusing on continuous improvement in our processes and prudently managing resources on behalf of our stakeholders.
Objective: Reduce our overall environmental footprint and continue our tradition of environmental stewardship
Key Principles: Water, Conservation, Longevity, Leadership, Responsibility, Shared Resources
Our business and our customers depend upon natural resources, to be shared and sustained for future generations. We accept and embrace our responsibility to demonstrate leadership in environmental compliance and conservation of our shared resources.
Engaged, Empowered Workforce
Objective: Provide a High Performance Culture that respects and empowers employees, encourages engagement, values safety and promotes our company as an employer of choice
Key Principles: Safety, Performance, Well-being, Development, Reward, Engagement
Our employees are our greatest asset and sustain our business success. We provide an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, and encourages employee initiatives that solve real problems.
Strong Community Partnerships
Objective: Practice intentional and responsive community involvement, support and educational outreach
Key Principles: Commitment, Quality of Life, Understanding, Partnership, Prosperity
Our performance is measured not only in economic terms, but in terms of service to our customers and communities. We're committed to providing essential services to the public and advancing broader societal interests throughout our service area.
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