Enel Green Power Mexico becomes the first renewable energy company in the Americas to certify its road safety management system
Enel Green Power México has received ISO 39001 standard certification. This is one of the least known but most important forms of certification when it comes to the standards that a company must meet in order to adopt a Road Safety Management System.
With this, Mexico becomes the first country where the Enel Group is present to obtain this type of certification. It sets a worldwide precedent due to the fact that there are only six companies in Mexico that have been the certified under this standard. Not only that, EGPM is the only one of these companies that is part of the renewable energy sector.
This prompted Claudia Camarena, Head of Health, Safety, Environment & Quality at Enel in Mexico, to say: “For us, safety has always been one of the fundamental pillars and that is why this certification fills us with pride, as it allows us to save lives and promote more responsible and safer behaviors as pedestrians, passengers or drivers. Today we see ourselves as one of the companies with the greatest attention to road safety in the world.”
In 2017 we set out a road map for a Certified Road Safety Management System. In order to do so, it was necessary to analyze the data of the existing events and to strengthen a structure that was already firmly established. The company already had ISO 49000 certification. We focused on providing a safe and healthy workplace. These elements are present throughout our value chain, and that includes contractors who are involved in the construction and operation of all of our plants.
At the same time, we developed a unique initiative that consisted of an Internal Driving License with Points, which includes training and technical evaluation for all our collaborators in Mexico. The company only allows people who have this licence to use its parking facilities, drive company cars and rent vehicles for work purposes.
Furthermore, through the Fleet Management initiative, we began the monitoring of maximum vehicle speeds, removing points from the internal license for each violation, speeding or malpractice. Today, this program has evolved into the 2.0 version, which includes a panic button and control of the use of the seat belt.
All these activities were taken into consideration during the certification process which, with the advent of the Covid-19 global pandemic, took about nine months. A special new remote protocol was required.
Worldwide, only 547 companies are certified to the ISO 39001 standard: 105 of them belong to the transport and logistics sector. Internationally, some 878,664 companies have ISO 9001 certification.