FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the expansion of its health and safety initiatives to include a Global Safety Ambassadors program. The company’s emphasis on safety excellence has instilled a relentless focus on the health and safety of their employees, contractors, customers, and communities.
The company maintains a long history of established safety practices and protocols at construction sites and operational assets, with individuals holding a variety of current OSHA, Environmental, and USACE EM 385-1-1 certifications. Due to the complexity of on-site projects where employee safety is of critical importance, Ameresco has historically utilized an integrated safety management approach to ensure that safety is incorporated in the planning and execution of all work, along with a master safety plan that functions as a basis for site specific plans at each of their worksites.
The newly established Global Safety Ambassadors committee expands upon the previously instituted safety programs and includes two representatives – one management and one non-management level – from each of Ameresco’s business units. By establishing a concentrated committee dedicated to promoting and fostering employee and company safety, Ameresco’s Global Safety Ambassadors will solicit input and evaluate program performance to provide recommendations to senior and executive level management for continued overall process improvements. The program’s objectives include reducing the incidence of injury and illness throughout the company, improving overall safety in the work environment, maintaining lines of communication with all employees, and protecting the company’s assets.
In 2021, Ameresco executive vice president and director, David Anderson will serve as the Global Safety Ambassadors’ executive representative, acting as a liaison between the program and the management team. Ken Gross, Ameresco’s senior vice president of safety, quality and risk management, will act as committee chair, developing and leading the Global Safety Ambassadors program with his team located across the company.
“Having worked in the energy industry for over 35 years, I know there is nothing more important than a strong organizational foundation that prioritizes the health and safety of our employees, contractors, partners and communities,” said David Anderson, executive vice president and director at Ameresco. “Whether we are supporting educational campus operations, municipal buildings, commercial or industrial operations, or mission critical military operations, the health and safety of those around us are always front of mind. I believe the establishment and implementation of the Global Safety Ambassadors’ program will prove to be a vital component of our health and safety, quality assurance and risk management process.”
As a company dedicated to “doing well by doing good,” the Ameresco Global Safety Ambassadors program prioritizes an investment in the health and wellness of its employees. It also reflects one of the company’s core values, as highlighted in its inaugural 2020 ESG report, which aims to foster a workplace that protects and safeguards the lives of its employees first and foremost.
“Expanding our current safety program as we continue to grow is central to our vision of adding value to not only improve the lives of the communities we serve, but to enhance the quality of life for our employees,” said Ken Gross, committee chairman of Ameresco’s Global Safety Ambassadors program and senior vice president of safety, quality and risk management. “The Global Safety Ambassadors program is reflective of our responsibility to identify, investigate and eliminate any potential hazards in the workplace and encourage the active participation of all in safety processes.”
To learn more about Ameresco’s environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives, view its 2020 inaugural ESG report, found here https://www.ameresco.com/esg/.
About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Ameresco’s sustainability services in support of clients’ pursuit of Net Zero include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction, and operation of distributed energy resources. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.