To reinforce our culture of ethics and compliance through transparency, accountability and tone at the top.
How We Performed:
In 2017, the company revised the Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct to clarify and reinforce its expectations. In 2018, Dominion Energy added a fifth core value to its ethos — Embrace Change — and was recognized by the Center for Political Accountability for the transparency and disclosure of its political contributions.
|To continue to reinforce the importance of ethics, employees will complete annual training in ethics and compliance. In addition, employees will certify annually that any potential compliance items have been reported or are already being addressed.||Annual training is underway in ethics and compliance for our employees and the employee certification to identify any potential compliance items is complete for 2018. To reinforce our commitment to a workplace free from any form of harassment, leaders are participating in an extensive interactive training on detecting and preventing harassment in the workplace.|
Where We’re Headed:
Annual training is underway in ethics and compliance for our employees. Employee certification to identify any potential compliance items is complete for 2018. To reinforce our commitment to a workplace free from any form of harassment, leaders are participating in extensive interactive training on detecting and preventing harassment in the workplace.
To continue to reinforce the importance of ethics, our intention is that employees will complete annual training in ethics and compliance. In addition, employees will certify annually that any potential compliance items have been reported or are already being addressed.
Our Moral Compass
Five core values guide the people of Dominion Energy: Safety, Ethics, Excellence, Embrace Change and One Dominion Energy — our term for teamwork. New employees learn them on day one. They are continually reinforced throughout the company and throughout everyone’s career. They are part of who we are as a company.
Safety is our highest priority — in the workplace and in the community. The work we do can be dangerous. So our first and fundamental goal is to send every employee home safe and sound, every day. That is the only acceptable standard of performance.
Integrity, individual responsibility and accountability go hand-in-hand with bottom-line results. We cannot and will not take shortcuts to achieve our goals and fulfill our obligations to stakeholders. Ethical behavior matters, and our reputation depends on it.
We set high performance standards and are committed to continuous improvement in all areas of our business. The odds of long-term success improve when we go beyond “good” and strive for “great.” Our aim is not to be the biggest energy company, just the best.
Transformation and growth are the keys to long-term prosperity. A culture of receptivity to change and ardor for innovation propels our company forward, ensuring that our stakeholders will continue to flourish and that our best days still lie ahead.
One Dominion Energy
It’s about teamwork. It is a unifying outlook that transcends organizational boundaries and focuses on our shared mission and purpose. We know that strong, sustainable performance depends on how well we support one another in executing our business plan.
Each of these values plays an integral role in sustainability – by safeguarding the health and welfare of our employees and communities, the bond of trust between Dominion Energy and others, the company’s adaptability to new circumstances and the standard of execution necessary to ensure the well-being of all our stakeholders, today and long into the future.
This year Dominion Energy added a fifth core value to guide our company: embrace change.
This embrace has re-shaped our company from the beginning. The company’s corporate predecessors developed canals, made ice, and operated mule-drawn streetcars. Today, we conduct vastly different enterprises — and we retain our eagerness to shape the future. This embrace explains why roughly one-fourth of this report is devoted to Our Business for the Future. It shows why we place so much emphasis on innovation. And it accounts for our shift away from coal to cleaner natural gas and to zero-carbon energy sources such as solar, wind and nuclear power.
We embrace this change, while holding fast to a desire to sustain: to sustain the profitability of our business, to sustain the well-being of our customers and stakeholders, and to sustain the environmental health of the planet we all share.