sustainability-overview

Delivering Sustainable Results

As a leading sustainable power company, our diverse mix of generation sources provides us the strength and flexibility to adapt to local and regional market needs, maximize plant efficiency and deliver reliable, affordable electricity.

We believe that our businesses do much more than just provide power. Improving lives and making a lasting difference in the communities in which our businesses operate has always been part of our values and mission. We believe it is our responsibility to provide infrastructure solutions that support a sustainable social, economic and environmental future.

Our sustainability activities focus on specific areas, or material aspects, within the context of five broad strategic initiatives: Financial Excellence, Operational Excellence, Environmental Performance, Stakeholder Engagement and AES People.

Message from the CEO

"Improving lives and making a lasting difference in the communities in which our businesses operate has always been part of AES’ values and mission. We believe it is our responsibility to provide infrastructure solutions that support a sustainable social, economic and environmental future."

Andrés Gluski
AES President and Chief Executive Officer

A Company Built on Values, Sustained by Values

Our values are at the heart of our operations and we believe these values set us apart from others in our industry. Every day, our people and businesses around the world are guided by the following core values:

SAFETY

We will always put safety first–for our people, contractors and communities.
Safety comes before everything at AES. We harness one of the world’s most powerful forces: electricity. Our people put their lives on the line when they come to work each day and ensuring safe operations at our facilities around the world so each person can return home safely is the cornerstone of our daily activities and decisions. We always put safety first, and we measure our success by how safely we achieve our goals.

INTEGRITY

We are honest, trustworthy and dependable. Integrity is at the core of all we do–how we conduct ourselves and interact with all of our stakeholders.
When we act with integrity, we earn the trust of our customers, business partners, shareholders and the people who live in the communities where we operate. We honor our commitments by doing what we say and by not making promises that we cannot keep. Maintaining our reputation requires a continuous commitment from all of us to act with the highest standard of integrity in all of our business decisions.

AGILITY

We move with vision, speed and flexibility to adapt to our dynamic and rapidly changing world.
Our world and our industry are changing at a faster pace than ever. We must be nimble, efficient and continue to evolve our business to succeed. Agility means we create value by moving quickly, anticipating opportunities, avoiding risk and changing direction as necessary to grow in new ways and best serve our customers.

FUN

We work because work can be fun, fulfilling and exciting.
We enjoy our work and appreciate the fun of being part of a team that is being innovative, making a difference and winning. Having fun through work means knowing that what we work at each day has a positive impact and being inspired by what we do. We believe a workplace that supports respect for one another, teamwork and diversity of backgrounds and views is a fun workplace.

EXCELLENCE

We strive to be the best in all that we do and to perform at world-class levels.
Excellence is both a goal in itself and the way to achieve that goal. Striving for excellence means continually working to improve ourselves and our business operations.

A Sustainable Advantage

Our Business Model

Our business model is to be the world’s leading sustainable power company that safely provides reliable, affordable energy. We seek to do this by leveraging our unique electricity platforms and the knowledge of our people to provide the energy and infrastructure solutions our customers truly need. Our people share a passion to help meet the world’s current and increasing energy needs, while providing communities and countries the opportunity for economic growth due to the availability of reliable, affordable electric power.

Our Footprint

We focus on delivering competitive services and products in our core markets, while also pursuing appropriate business development opportunities in additional markets where we can compete effectively.

Our People

On every business venture, our people share a passion to help meet the world’s current and increasing energy needs, while providing communities and countries the opportunity for economic growth due to the availability of reliable, affordable electric power.

Scarlett Alvarez

VP and Chief Stakeholder and Sustainability Officer

Scarlett has more than 14 years of experience in the electricity sector and is currently Vice President and Chief Stakeholder and Sustainability Officer for AES. She joined AES in 2002 and has served in diverse roles at the local, regional and corporate levels in the areas of Stakeholder Management, External and Investor Relations, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Affairs.

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