Safety has deep roots in NextEra Energy's culture. We constantly strive to be role models within our industry. Evidence of our ZERO Today! philosophy that all injuries are preventable can be found throughout our company. Since launching ZERO Today!, we have deepened our commitment to safety by working to turn our vision into a reality for our employees, our suppliers and our communities.
At NextEra Energy, our safety focus permeates all 11 collective bargaining agreements within our family of companies. Specific provisions address:
For example, the agreement between FPL and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council U-4 has a detailed company-union program including:
The agreement also includes a comprehensive program for serious incident investigations using a specially trained union-management team.
We're committed to maintaining a safe working environment, including using suppliers with a demonstrated commitment to safety. In general, suppliers who have a presence on company premises of 30 or more cumulative person-days within 12 months are required to comply with the requirements of NextEra Energy's Supplier Safe and Secure Workplace policy. Suppliers are expected to demonstrate an experience modification rate (EMR) for safety purposes that's equal to or better than average for their industry. An EMR is a ratio that indicates how a company's workers' compensation losses compare to those of other companies with similar classifications. We maintain specific guidelines for the implementation of these goals and invoke them as requirements within contractual agreements with our suppliers.
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