Safety is first in our list of corporate values and for good reason. Given the nature of our business, Xcel Energy employees face numerous hazards while performing their jobs. None of us are immune to accidents or injury; however, we are committed to sending all employees home without injury every day. We track the safety performance of 320 workgroups, and of those groups, 68 percent have gone one year or more without an OSHA recordable injury; 90 percent have gone one year or more without a Lost Work Day injury. While we recorded fewer injuries in 2012 compared with previous years, we need to remember safety is about more than numbers. It is about people. We are working to provide the policies, training and awareness campaigns to help people stay safe.
We published our first corporate responsibility report (formerly known as the Triple Bottom Line report) in April 2005, with the contents covering the 2004 calendar year, and we have published a similar report in each following year. Our report is based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world. Additionally, we incorporate the GRI’s Electric Utilities Sector Supplement indicators wherever possible.