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TAESA, through its assets, is located throughout Brazil (in urban and rural areas) in a wide range of biomes and with different environmental contexts and natural resources. As defined by the concept of sustainable development¹, we seek development that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, in other words: using natural resources in an optimal way, minimizing impacts in implementing new projects and/or maintaining its current assets and facilities, as well as operation of concessions.

The Company’s operations prioritize responsible environmental management, minimizing impacts and promoting actions of mitigation and compensation; we spotlight important measures relating to climate (Greenhouse Gas Inventory – GHG Protocol), biodiversity, and eco-efficiency.

People Management

TAESA has a Human Resources Policy applied to the entire company. The development process for employees must be understood as a business strategy and is an integral part of its management model. The strategic function of every investment related to this matter is to ensure, in the present and in the future, availability of the competences required to provide business leadership. By making continuous investments in the growth and development of its employees, TAESA prepares them to create and offer better results.

The Company ensures to all employees, in an ethical and transparent way that respects diversity, to equal opportunities and to the possibility of pursuing a solid career, receiving remuneration compatible with that offered on the market and attractive fringe benefits in a motivating and challenging environment. Acts as facilitator of the information flow, promoting two-way objective and direct communication, in a respectful and honest manner.

Profile of professionals on 12/31/2020

678

employees*


561

men


117

women


Age range

  • Up to 30 years – 85 (12.54%)
  • 31–40 years – 300 (44.24%)
  • 41–50 years – 227 (33.48%)
  • >50 years – 66 (9.73%)

Education

  • Basic Education – 285 (42.04%)
  • High school - 55 (8,11%)
  • Higher Education – 253 (37.32%)
  • Postgraduate Degree – 86 (12.54%)

678

employees*


561

men


117

women


Age range

  • Up to 30 years – 85 (12.54%)
  • 31–40 years – 300 (44.24%)
  • 41–50 years – 227 (33.48%)
  • >50 years – 66 (9.73%)

Education

  • Basic Education – 285 (42.04%)
  • High school - 55 (8,11%)
  • Higher Education – 253 (37.32%)
  • Postgraduate Degree – 86 (12.54%)
*On 12/31/2019, this number corresponded to 594 employees. For detailed information on the profile of the professionals, please consult the Attachments on this link..

Attraction and Retention of Talents

At TAESA, the greatest asset is the human being, so it invests in constant security and development. People are the Company’s propelling instruments, indispensable for continuous renovation in an environment of changes and challenges.

The Company seeks the best professionals on the market, who are passionate about what they do and who identify with the Company’s Values and its culture, and are able to contribute satisfactorily in conformity with organizational skills.

The People area is responsible for conducting the selection processes carried out according to the Recruitment and Selection Policy, including the application of instruments, tools and methodologies (such as SAP-ERP’s Recruiting Management), profile analysis, and predetermined tests. The process begins with Internal Recruitment, which aims to make opportunities available to its employees before seeking new professionals on the market. This practice promotes real opportunities for growth and development, provides an expectation of a professional future, retains talents, and values human capital.

To measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the strategies adopted, an evaluation is carried out by the contract manager 60 days after the employee’s admission, to measure their performance and effectiveness at the end of the trial period provided for by law. After hiring, every new professional will have their performance evaluated annually according to organizational skills, informed on the admission of each one.

Candidates can access the opportunities and register their resume on this page.

 

Training

TAESA’s training methodology aims at promoting and providing learning actions and strategies that make it possible for employees to acquire and improve competences, skills and knowledge that may contribute to his/her professional development. It reflects the person’s appreciation and loyalty and responds to the quality and productivity standards required to meet the company’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Aiming to be a benchmark in the transmission market, the Company is attentive to the best references in the area of organizational development. Partnerships with major institutions and consulting firms such as Amana-Key, Fundação Dom Cabral, Instituto Capacitare and Crescimentum provide a differential in the qualification and development of professionals.

The external and internal training policy, approved by the Executive Board, describes the guidelines and criteria related to training provided and applied to employees of TAESA and other group companies, and is committed to providing the best options for organizational development and supporting the managers in implementing it.

Several training modalities and formats are offered, with an emphasis on “Corporate Training” related to the five Organizational Skills:

Interpersonal relationship: Relation of Trust and Interpersonal Relationships training.

Autonomy and accountability: Feedback training: How to give and receive and their mental models; Current skills: emotional intelligence & protagonism; and Accountability.

Vision of the business: Systemic thinking and owner mentality training.

Results-driven: Negotiation and influence training; and High personal performance and effective behavioral changes.

Skill: Operational Excellence training: seeking operational excellence through the exponential mindset.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Created throughout 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Program began in 2021, based on the Company’s ethical principles. The main objective of the initiative is to establish guidelines for respecting and valuing differences, whether cultural, social, religious, ethnic, etc.

Combining different perspectives helps to solve problems, promotes innovation, increases employee engagement, and contributes toward sustainability and to society as a whole.

In 2021, the Diversity Policy was approved, which applies to all TAESA employees and other affiliates with 100% of the share capital, and on June 28, 2020, the Diversity Booklet was released, which informs and educates readers about LGBTQIA+ concepts. In the next annual report , we intend to present the first results of the initiative.

Health and Safety

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Company has been adopting measures for the safety and health of its employees, their families, and local communities, to protect its greatest asset – people –, thus seeking to minimize the impact of the pandemic in its area of operation to the greatest extent possible. In this context, some actions implemented deserve to be highlighted:

Employees’ health protection

Adoption of health and safety protocols to protect our greatest asset – people – and to ensure the continuity of our operations;

Frequent and updated communication to all collaborators about the novel coronavirus, through a committee that includes the participation of senior management;

Control of employees who perform essential activities in face-to-face work conditions, complying with all protocols and guidelines issued by health agencies, monitored by a specialized medical team;

Limitation of domestic travel and in-person meetings;

Monitoring of employees, providing support in the handling of suspected or positive COVID-19 cases;

Provision of several service channels to take care of the physical and mental health of employees and their families;

Flu vaccines for 100% of the company’s workforce.

Reinforcement of the communication on the importance of complying with protection and care measures (Campaign “I take care of you and you take care of me”).

Implementation of COVID-19 control protocols, ensuring the continuity of operations and projects under construction

Incentives for staff vaccination.

TAESA, in carrying out its activities of implantation, operation and maintenance of electric energy transmission assets, considers the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management to be a value to be cultivated and maintained as part of its culture. It operates in a preventively manner to protect and preserve employees, suppliers, third parties, visitors and stakeholders, maintaining safe and healthy work environments, as provided for in its HSE Policy. The concept of preventive attitude defines that no activity can be performed without considering all these aspects.

The purpose is to carry out a responsible management of resources (human and natural), seeking to enhance the positive impacts, minimize the negative impacts and risks arising from our activities, and contribute to the sustainable development of internal and external stakeholders in the areas where we operate, through the integration of environmental, health and safety requirements.

The Management System is comprised by HSE and Biodiversity policies, by the Management Manual, and the theme-related programs. Such documents establish goals and targets to be met; risks and impacts; action plans; criteria; performance indicators, as well as processes of management, assessment, monitoring and review. Applied to the entire Company, it covers employees, contractors and partners subject to the Company’s guidelines, improving tasks’ fulfillment.

In order to seek ongoing improvement of TAESA’s services and performance, the System must provide solutions for the allocation of resources, assignment of roles responsibilities, and evaluation of established practices, procedures and processes. This is a well-planned, participatory and transversal process, which affects different areas of the Company; focused on ensuring compliance with legal requirements related to the performance of the Company’s operations, promoting the necessary dynamics to improve the organization’s performance.

The existing internal regulations were assigned at the directive level and establish general guidelines to be observed by all employees, managers, senior management and service providers, as shown below:

  • The process for the continuous identification of hazards, risk assessment and determination of the necessary controls in the Company’s activities and facilities is established, implemented and maintained. The application and scope of this procedure extends to all units related to the operation and maintenance of transmission assets and other departments related to the business.
  • Employees are trained in identifying hazards and recognizing risks; by interpreting preliminary analyses, they can contribute to their improvement, as well as identify possible conditions that hinder the performance of job duties.
  • The process of managing the golden rules of safety helps guide the attitudes and behaviors related to the safety, health and well-being of all employees and third-party contractors. The document describes the exercise, ultimately, of the right to refuse or paralyze the performance of tasks when incomplete or nonexistent risk control actions and danger to the safety, the environment and the health of people and facilities are identified.
  • All events that cause incidents, accidents or non-conformities must be properly reported and investigated according to their impact and scope. Registration, treatment, responsibilities, cause analysis, determination of corrective actions, verification of the implementation of actions and assessment of effectiveness follow the established in the Procedure for Analysis of Events and treatment of non-conformities with SMS&S.
  • The management of the Occupational Health Medical Control Program (PCMSO) establishes the system for the preparation of the program and manages the occupational examinations of employees. This procedure applies to all units concerning the operation and maintenance of TAESA’s transmission assets and other departments related to the business.
  • The process of participation of workers in the HSE&S Management System is carried out through the Internal Commission for Accident Prevention (CIPA), in addition to involvement in other related activities. When no Commission is assembled, at least one employee is assigned to the function, in compliance with the NR5 standard.
  • The HSE&S area uses the Homogeneous Exposure Group (HEG) as a basis for assessing occupational risks. Through an analysis of the employees’ job description, the risks, examinations and mandatory training for each role and related activities are listed. After this survey, the employee is categorized in a specific HEG. From this analysis, the training and exams of each employee are monitored, observing the recycling periodicities established by norm or internal guideline of the training matrix.
  • For the prevention and mitigation of impacts on occupational safety and health, a methodology of the Hazard Identification Matrix, Risk Assessment and Determination of Control Measures is applied. The following steps are followed: consider the method defined to list the activities to be analyzed; identify dangers of all listed activities; assess the risks according to the defined method (pure risk); set control measures appropriate to the criticality of the assessed risks; implement the defined control measures; evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented measures; reassess the risks considering the control measures; complete the hazard identification and risk assessment process in matrix format; approve the matrix with those responsible for the activities; and make employees aware of the approved hazards and risks matrix. In order to ensure compliance with the application of the method, all areas must consider the Responsibility Matrix (RACI) associated with this procedure.
  • All TAESA employees are under HSE&S management for Health and Safety controls. As for outsourced workers, the documentary management of all, with the requirement of training and environment compatible with the activities that will be carried out in the installation, according to the risks identified for that purpose. Environmental risks are identified and managed based on the Environmental Risk Prevention Program (PPRA), the Preliminary Risk Analysis (APR), the PCMSO and the hazards and risks matrix. The methodologies used are defined by the Regulatory Standards (NRs).
  • The HSE Policy is disclosed internally to all employees, in email communications, on the intranet and with the use of specific campaigns and resources. The Health and Safety management has been successful due to the participation of workers who contribute to implement initiatives, leading to a better assertiveness in results.

The PPRA (Environmental Risk Prevention Program) and PCMSO (Occupational Health Medical Control Program) are regulatory and mandatory programs aimed at preserving workers’ health and physical integrity. They are interconnected and are aimed at preventive activity in the work environment.

The PPRA is compulsory for all companies and institutions that admit workers as employees, to preserve workers’ health and physical integrity, identifying environmental risks in the workplace. It includes a schedule of actions to improve work environments, some of which are corrective while others are geared toward improvement.

The PCMSO is a program aimed at the prevention, tracking and early diagnosis of health problems, of a subclinical nature, aiming at verifying the existence of occupational diseases or irreversible damage to employee health, especially in collective terms. It is compulsory for employees and institutions that admit workers as employees.

Relationship with Stakeholders

TAESA, aware of the need to advance in its strategy of sustainability, reinforces the importance of identifying and making available communication channels to incorporate relevant demands, and to better communicate its performance to stakeholders

The following topics present the main TAESA’s stakeholders, detailing the forms of relationship adopted.

TAESA is controlled by Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais – CEMIG (CEMIG) and ISA Investimentos e Participações do Brasil S.A. (ISA Investimentos).

TAESA holds 63.45% of the shares traded in the market. One of Company’s main objectives is to maximize the value for its shareholders assuring the long-term business sustainability, providing a high-quality core service and respecting the rules established by Brazilian regulatory authorities.

TAESA’s main communication channel it is the website (www.taesa.com.br/ri), in addition to the e-mail from the Investor Relations department (investor.relations@taesa.com.br) and the contact telephone number of the IR team (+55 21 2212-6060). Meetings of management bodies are also held (General Shareholders’ Meeting) and annual public meeting with analysts.

The TAESA Group’s customers is comprised by electric power generators, free consumers, distributors (and its captive clients) and other transmission companies that connect or share their facilities with the company.

To identify this audience, the list of users made available by ONS on a monthly basis, in addition to the Sharing Contracts (CCI/CCT), are used as a basis. The relationship is guided by the Quality Policy and by the Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance.

The forms of communication are usually established directly among the parties, through technical contacts, exchange of emails, meetings, meetings at sectorial events, participation in class associations, and whenever there is a technical issue to be resolved by mutual agreement.

TAESA has more than 1,300 suppliers, with profiles ranging from large electrical equipment manufacturers to engineering companies, environmental and auditing consulting firms, office supply vendors, airfare and lodging reservations, vehicles, shipping, and insurance, among others.

The relationship with suppliers is constant, especially in contracts inherent to auctions, reinforcements, improvements, and other day-to-day operations.

TAESA Group establishes strict registration and engagement standards for suppliers, aiming to make such processes transparent and auditable. Profile standards to register suppliers, partaking in bids, and proposal assessment were developed. The support base for the Company’s procurement department is the SAP tool and the partner SERTRAS, a specialized outsourced company whose scope is the certification of suppliers, which can be accessed through the link below.

The relationship with all employees is governed by the Human Resources Policy and by the Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance, as well as the compliance with labor legislation.

Through a collective labor agreement with the unions associated with the company (Sintraindistal, Sinergia and Steet), which covers all employees, topics such as salary readjustment, hour bank, profit sharing and benefits package are covered. The agreement, which started on 07/01/2019, is effective up to 06/30/2021.

The main communication and relationship channels with employees include: Corporate WhatsApp, email, intranet, electronic bulletin board, meetings with teams and with the Executive Board, events for employees celebrating birthdays each month, personalized newsletters from the company areas, disclosure of corporate policies, annual performance evaluation, etc.

Communication with the unions is carried out by email, website publications and correspondence. The main topic covers collective agreements.

For contact with public bodies related to the Secretariat of Labor, linked to the Ministry of Economy, the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service and Social Security, communication via eSocial, ECAC, Social Security and Caixa Econômica Federal websites, correspondence and email is used. The main purpose of the relationship is the submission of labor and tax obligations and the payment of taxes, as well as compliance with legal quotas.

TAESA understands the role of the press as one of the links between the Company and society, and as a means of access to discerning information. As each interaction/communication requires specific information, they are collected by the Communication sector with the responsible areas, aiming at total assertiveness in the responses provided to the communication vehicles.

TAESA’s website provides a specific area with the Press Office’s telephone and email contact channels, to facilitate the search for information.

The public bodies with which TAESA most frequently interacts with are as follows: ANEEL, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), state and municipal environmental agencies, the National Operator of the Electric System (ONS), among others.

Stakeholders are those who have the power to supervise the electricity transmission service in general, with the ability to issue regulatory procedures, resolutions, standards or laws and to elaborate public policies for the electric energy sector.

The relationship with these public bodies occurs in a different way, through various means:

  • With ANEEL: by sending information and correspondence regarding resolutions issued and corporate information of accounting nature; requests for consent in specific business processes; participation in meetings and public hearings promoted by the Agency; participation in auctions of new transmission lines.
  • With MME: sending and monitoring correspondence; meetings, when the topic requires it.
  • With environmental agencies: compliance with its obligations regarding environmental programs; technical meetings, when the topic requires it; clarifications provided.
  • With ONS: exchange of correspondence and technical information; technical meetings, when the topic requires it; participation in its Board of Directors.

The relationship with social, environmental and community organizations occurs since the prospecting of transmission undertakings. It starts with the Energy Research Company (EPE) responsible for the expansion studies of the Basic Network, as well as by TAESA, in its studies and evaluations prior to auctions and acquisitions.

In the licensing process, social and environmental assessment studies are performed to identify communities affected by the undertaking and interested social and environmental organizations.

The company’s Related Parties Policy is guided by its Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance, concession contracts and legislation.

TAESA’s institutional website gathers information about the Company’s undertakings. It also has a specific page for contact, with a form and phone number for questions and complaints, including a hotline, available at +55 0800 701 6682. Regarding Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I), social, cultural and sports projects and sustainability, the relationship takes place through the website or directly with the responsible area. In operation, the communication channel is maintained through initiatives such as the Environmental Education Program and the Social Communication Program, developed throughout the concessions annually.

Local Development

The Company understands that the longevity of the business and its organizational success go beyond economic-operational performance and excellence, and that people (employees and stakeholders) are our greatest asset, which is why we share value in the pursuit of integrated economic development with high quality of life, health, and prosperity with social justice, i.e., promoting a level of well-being with equitably distributed socio-economic conditions (increases in real income per capita; nutritional and health improvement; educational improvement; fair distribution of income; greater basic freedoms).

To establish this relationship, we develop diagnoses of socio-environmental issues and stakeholders. The objective is to engage and consult the stakeholders involved in order to identify impacts and opportunities, in addition to defining programs and actions for control and mitigation, as part of the environmental licensing process and project feasibility analysis and its operation.

In the implementation and operation stages, the technical team follows the lines and structures of the concessions in their routine activities and inspections. Maintains regular contact with stakeholders in surrounding areas, so as to identify demands and serve critical areas, as well as to ensure safe coexistence with the transmission line, and what is allowed or allowed not within the Easement Strip

Due to the nature of the electricity transmission projects, which are linear and therefore involve extensive lengths, there are initiatives carried out in all concessions, such as the Environmental Education Program (PEA) and Social Communication Program (PCS), and others that are carried out – on a priority basis – in previously identified critical areas, such as the Rapid Participatory Diagnosis (DRPs – as established in IBAMA Normative Instruction 002 of 2012) in 2017, and their respective deployment actions.

Some of the Company’s highlighted relationship management actions in the communities are various social responsibility projects (cultural, sports, health), hiring and partnering with institutions to develop local labor and suppliers, and the degree of satisfaction of the populace in areas surrounding the transmission lines evaluated through opinion polls.

 

Social Responsibility Projects

One of TAESA’s guidelines is to optimize, in the best possible manner, the use of resources for Social Responsibility Projects. To strengthen the relationship with the community, the Company values initiatives governed by sustainability and that contribute to the enhancement of citizenship, inclusion and social development. The projects mentioned below were supported in 2020 via Tax Incentive Laws.

Suppliers

Regarding suppliers and partners, TAESA is constantly seeking to be close and interact with the parties. The Company makes the Engineering and SMS&S areas available as technical cooperation to validate the service capacity of suppliers and the security of services and materials to be purchased, aiming to mitigate possible risks in the deployment of its projects.

Materials and Services Purchasing policy aims to establish the rules and guidelines for acquiring material/services for TAESA and its subsidiaries in order to:

  • Ensure transparency, equality, control and compliance of the process.
  • Optimize the process of meeting the needs for the acquisition of material and services, seeking the best balance between cost, quality and time.
  • Ensure the quality of the suppliers base and compliance with regulatory bodies in all tasks of this process.

 

The Purchasing and Contracting Process handles sensitive information from suppliers, thus those directly or indirectly involved in this process must strictly follow the Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance and other Company policies. It includes acting with clarity and equality with all suppliers, providing equal opportunities to all, and being extremely careful with the information they handle, preventing leakages or undue access to information.

Aiming to ensure the compliance with the contractual requirements assumed, the Company relies on the support of a specialized outsourced company, whose scope is to certify suppliers. After opening quotation process, this company analyzes the labor, social security, tax and social situation of participants, generating a risk note. Feedback passed on to TAESA and case evaluation are registered in the system by contract management areas. Those suppliers that, for legal or technical reasons, do not meet requirements are designated as inactive for new hires for a certain period, until they prove necessary adjustments.

Attention when contracting suppliers is focused on these companies’ respect for human rights, as TAESA does not tolerate and does not support any form of adult or child labor exploitation, forced or compulsory labor, or similar to slavery conditions.

The HSE&S and HR managers conduct audits of the Company’s main contracts, analyzing them from a perspective of good compliance practices, in addition to performing field inspections related to the conditions of the facilities and construction sites of the projects. For mobilization of construction work, specifically when incorporating employees, everybody goes through a process of adaptation to and integration into the workplace. Working conditions are checked as frequently as defined in internal inspections’ planning. Contractor has the contractual obligation of providing conditions to its employees, such as accommodation, chemical toilets, ambulance, etc.

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