Report Introduction

Letter from the Chairman Company Profile
Sustainability Strategy Awards & Recognition

Safety and Environment

Employee Health & Safety Public Safety
GHG Emissions Reductions - Introduction Air Quality/Non-GHG Emissions
Waste Management Habitat & Biodiversity
Electric Vehicles Oil to Gas Conversions
Water ISO Certification

Operational Excellence

Physical Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Ethical Business Practices
Climate Resilience Core System Upgrades
Supply Chain Governance

Customer and Community

Stakeholder Engagement & Collaboration Distributed Energy Resources
Talent Attraction, Development & Retention Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
Training & Professional Development Volunteerism


Executive Summary Data snapshot

Safety and Environment

Employee Health & Safety

Employee_Health__SafetyWe are committed to the vision of a zero-harm workplace and prevention of events that give rise to injuries.  As a measurement of progress toward this vision, the company is pursuing a reduction in the OSHA incidence rate to 1.00 by 2019 (as calculated in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics’ guidelines). The company is also specifically focused on the elimination of severe injuries, and has set a goal of zero high-hazard injuries by 2017. 

The company has made significant progress in these areas, with both CECONY and O&R driving down the incidence rate and severe injury cases significantly relative to 2009. For example, CECONY saw more than 60% fewer injuries in 2015 compared with 2009, and O&R experienced more than 50% fewer OSHA recordable injuries during this same time period, which led to more people going home safely over the period.  

A comprehensive safety strategy and specific improvement tactics underlie this sustained positive performance.  Specific focus areas of particular relevance include:

  • Building strong and constructive relationships with union leadership on safety.
  • Formalizing job planning, with special emphasis on high energy jobs, in every organization.
  • Fostering open communication and inclusion on every job, at every level.

The following tables illustrate the performance improvement in several key safety metrics since 2009:



Orange and Rockland OSHA Rate

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