Occupational safety & health protection

Acting socially responsibly - for all people

We live the multifaceted social aspects. It is always about people - our employees, our customers, our neighbours and the people in our society.

Whether it’s speed dating for talent or day-to-day work, we live and breathe diversity.

Vera Gramkow, 
Head of the Personnel Development and Training Department

Shaping the transformation safely and healthily

Occupational safety and health protection are an integral part of our business activities. We promote the health of our employees, now also via app, with occupational health management measures, since this – alongside a healthy organisation – is a matter close to our hearts.

Our occupational safety management system is based on the principle of continuous improvement and is a cornerstone of the company’s success. Our goal is a work environment that protects the health and safety of everyone associated with our business, whether it's our own employees or one of our partner companies.

Working at OGE - safe, meaningful and future-oriented

At OGE, teams of generalists and experts from various specialist departments work towards a shared goal: to ensure sustainable gas transmission in the areas we supply. In order to support our staff as best we can in their efforts, we create not only safe, progressive working conditions, but also actively involve our employees in the development of the company and their work environment: ideas management, innovation management and, of course, training and further education ensure that OGE is always evolving and securely positioned for the future.

Looking ahead

OGE needs qualified and motivated employees – now and in the future. To this end, we are relying on our new junior staff strategy and a broad mix of employer branding and recruiting measures.

Shaping and anchoring diversity

In times of a shortage of skilled workers and constant changes in the working environment and business field, it is important for us as an employer to position ourselves clearly on topics that are important to our employees. We place emphasis on diversity. Our diversity strategy “Together for each other” is derived from our corporate strategy and supports OGE’s transformation, promoting innovation and creativity and strengthening our corporate culture.

Social commitment, non-discrimination, data protection, party-political neutrality - all these topics show the many facets of the social dimension.

Social commitment

We not only have a responsibility for our core business, but also for the society in which we are located and active. Therefore, we are committed to various social issues. We are an active network partner, also as a member of the Mobility Partnership Essen, to achieve the climate and environmental goals at our main site in Essen. As a company and with the commitment of our workforce, we also support charitable projects throughout Germany.

Code of Conduct for Suppliers: impetus for sustainable action

In addition to our own sustainable actions, we also want to commit our suppliers to greater sustainability. The Code of Conduct formulates our social, environmental and ethical expectations along our supply chains.

Neutral and independent

As a regulated transmission system operator, we are party-politically neutral. In order to create transparency about our interest representation, we have been registered in the EU Transparency Register for several years and, since the end of February 2022, also in the new Lobby Register for interest representation vis-à-vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government.

Transparent flow of information

We treat all our our customers equally. That also means that all customers and participants in the gas market enjoy the same, non-discriminatory access to our information. For this purpose, we offer them a transparent insight and overview of our gas transmission network.

“We’re working with AI – on the ground and soon far beyond.”

Immanuel Weber, Data Scientist at PLEdoc

In the Sustainability Report, Chapter Social Issues, you can read in detail how forward-looking OGE is for its employees, as well as for its partners and society.

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Sustainability Report 2022

Published 27 April 2023