Working together to create value
Teamwork on six legs
Coordinating complex working steps among thousands of individuals with seemingly no effort – not a problem for ants. This is because they are exceptionally good team players. These social insects organise their work in the colony so skillfully that all needs and requirements are met with the utmost efficiency. While one team takes care of the search for food, for example, the next team is responsible for raising the young. The key to success: everyone pulls together and does their best to make sure everybody does well.
What can we learn from ant colonies? Success only comes to those who collaborate with others and stand up for their needs. At E.ON, we collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders – primarily with customers and employees. To become successful in the long term, we have to understand our customers' needs and create a working environment for our employees in which they feel good and give their best. This includes to ensure the health and safety of our employees and protect personal data.
Space for the best
In order to shape the energy world of tomorrow and to remain competitive, we need the best minds – people whose personal and specialist qualities make them a good fit for us. In doing so, we want to attract new employees as well as develop the skills of our current employees on an ongoing basis. We use various development schemes to ensure that we have enough sufficiently qualified employees in the future too. We also offer our employees an attractive working environment so they can give their best. This includes the compatibility of work and family, flexible working hours models, attractive compensation and additional professional services.
Working safely and staying healthy
Even with all the mechanisation and digitalisation, the same applies as before. Our employees are our most important asset. That's why the issues of safety and health have long been anchored in our organisational structure. Both of these are essential values in our organisational culture and contribute decisively to avoiding accidents in the workplace as well as minimising health stresses on our employees.
Whether households, organisations, municipalities or state institutions, all of our customers want to benefit from new energy solutions and digital offers. We offer you professional support for this and guide you as you take your first steps into the new energy world. And we listen very carefully. Why? Because this helps us to progress as an organisation and helps us to precisely coordinate our energy solutions to the needs of our customers. No matter what we do, our customers are our core focus. Satisfying our customers is our top priority.
Handling personal data
Increasing digitalisation opens up lots of opportunities, but it also represents a potential risk for the safety of personal data. This is why it should always be ensure that personal data is not improperly handled, changed or deleted. Additionally, data and systems for data handling must always be available if these are used. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (German: DSGVO) which entered into force in 2018 means the requirements for privacy protection have increased. We have adjusted our guidelines and processes to the GDPR and have introduced a privacy protection management system. This is intended to ensure that we pursue a structured, coordinated and uniform approach across the organisation to handling personal data.