During this extraordinary year for IEnova, we are particularly proud of having created 37% more direct jobs, up from the 639 jobs of 2015 to 877 at year-end 2016. We were able to incorporate the Gasoductos de Chihuahua employees into the IEnova workforce efficiently, granting them working conditions that are similar or better than what they had prior to integration.
Our employees span several generations, including people with vast experience in the energy industry and young graduates who appreciate the opportunity of belonging to a company such as IEnova. Because we value diversity and consider that it fosters creativity and innovation, we make no distinctions for age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious beliefs. 26% of our employees are women, and many of them occupy middle- and top-management positions.
IEnova employees enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a pleasant work environment where they have the tools and training they need to fulfill their duties. In 2016 our total voluntary turnover rate was only 6%.
DISTRIBUTION OF EMPLOYEES
BY GENDER AND AGE
In 2016 IEnova was ranked 50th
on the top 100 companies in Mexico with
the best gender equality and diversity policies
The goal of our Health and Safety management system is to make sure that our employees are able to carry out their duties under safe working conditions.
At IEnova we comply with the strictest safety regulations, such as the Official Mexican Standards, the Federal Labor Law, the Social Security Law, and all regulations applicable to our company. In addition, we also adhere at all times to our Manual for Managing the Health and Safety System, our Internal Labor Bylaws, our Code of Ethics, and all policies and procedures developed specifically to achieve a zero-accidents operation, in a work environment in which health and safety play a key role. To maintain or even improve our health and safety standards, we implement a series of world-class preventive measures.
As a result of the fast pace at which we are building the Sonora, Ojinaga-El Encino, and San Isidro-Samalayuca pipelines, in addition to the inclusion of Gasoductos de Chihuahua into our operation in September 2016, the number of hours worked reached record highs for the company, up from 4.09 million in 2015 to 7.8 million hours worked in 2016. In terms of Health and Safety, this increase entailed additional responsibility, since each hour worked is, by definition, a moment of exposure during which we need to be vigilant and to apply controls.
All companies that require certification because of the characteristics of their operation are either already certified or in the process of being certified under Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001).
All our operating units comply with the requirements of the comprehensive evaluations done by the Mexican Department of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) in order to be certified under its Self-Management Safe Company Program in Health and Safety at the Workplace (PASST).
We have voluntarily opted to continue to be part of this program and our goal is to include all our assets before they have been operating for 12 months. For those assets already operational, our goal is to maintain or surpass their current level, with level 3 being the highest achievable level.
In 2016, three of our facilities were evaluated under the comprehensive PASST self-management program. We also included a new asset into the program, Energía Sierra Juárez (ESJ). Currently, two of our facilities are at level 1 (TDM, GR), three have a level 2 score (ECA, IGM, ECOGAS Chihuahua), and another 3 have obtained the level 3 grade (TGN, ECOGAS Mexicali and ECOGAS La Laguna-Durango).
Our Total Recordable Incidents Rate (TRIR) was 0.77, our Lost Time Accidents Rated (LTAR) reached 0.28, both at levels below the prior year and surpassing the goals we had set for 2016. For next year, our goals will be a stricter 2.19 in TRIR and 1.66 LTAR.
At IEnova we are driven by our strong commitment to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities where we operate. We manage the economic and human resources we allocate to our social efforts through Fundación IEnova, a series of Trusts linked to our main projects already in operation or under construction, as well as through the social work we do at the projects we are building as part of our joint ventures:
BY ACTION PILLAR
Created in 2015, Fundación IEnova operates with the goal of strengthening the impact of the economic and human resources we invest in the communities in which we operate and to which we belong.
Fundación IEnova is a second-tier foundation duly authorized by the Mexican Internal Revenue Service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SAT) to make donations and economic contributions.
FOR FUNDACIÓN IENOVA
Our corporate volunteers are an integral part of Fundación IEnova. We encourage our employees to participate in social commitment events.
In 2016, we held 14 volunteer events through which we supported the following projects:
-Escuela + Sonrisas (school + smiles): a drive to collect school supplies for donation to foster homes, benefiting approximately 190 children in six cities.
-Árbol de la Sonrisa (tree of smiles): a drive to collect toys, clothes, and shoes for donation to foster homes, benefiting approximately 230 children in seven cities.
-Reforestation Program in the foothills of the Nevado de Toluca volcano: we adopted a half-hectare to plant 500 trees, 65 employees and their families participated.
BENEFITED BY OUR CORPORATE
VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM IN 2015 AND 2016