Environmental, Health, and Safety Efforts

Ensuring safety, the health of our employees and the public, and the protection of our environment is the cornerstone of everything we do. We are proud of the progress we’re making toward preventing injuries before they happen, encouraging our employees to form healthier habits, and reducing our company’s carbon footprint. Our employees embrace these priorities and incorporate our company’s environment, health, and safety requirements into their work every day.

Putting Our Commitment Into Practice

We have well-defined environmental, health, and safety management systems. In fact, we’ve received formal certification for these systems under the ISO 14001 Standard from the International Organization for Standardization. Plus, we undergo ongoing compliance audits by independent auditors to confirm we have comprehensive environment, health, and safety management protocols in place.

We also host forums where environmental leaders can exchange ideas and share strategies for dealing with evolving challenges. It’s just one part of our ongoing efforts to provide support to environmental groups and educational organizations and build pilot projects that demonstrate technologies with potential environmental benefits.

EH&S Policy

It is the policy of Con Edison, Inc., to be a leader in protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety of its employees and the public. The company is committed to improving safety and environmental performance; strengthening environment, health and safety (EH&S) compliance; enhancing relationships with its stakeholders; identifying and reducing significant EH&S risk potential; and promoting wise and effective use of natural resources. In addition to complying with all applicable laws and regulations, CEI will:
a) Pursue opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CEI programs that protect people, property, and the environment

b) Be responsive to the concerns of its stakeholders, both internal and external

c) Integrate EH&S considerations into its work and project planning

d) Model sustainable behaviors internally, promote sustainable behavior externally, and maintain a commitment to the prevention of pollution

e) Pursue opportunities, programs, and policies that support sustainable business practices and the reduction of EH&S risk

f) Provide the leadership and training for employees to exercise their initiative and achieve EH&S expectations

g) Manage an integrated health and wellness promotion program that fosters a healthy, engaged, and motivated workforce

h) Promote a "predict and prevent" mindset through proactive self-assessment

i) Set metrics and targets to drive continual improvement and review them on an annual basis to measure and assess CEI's EH&S performance

j) Utilize an EH&S management system to enhance its efforts

 

ISO 14001 Certification Scope

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., provides electric service in New York City and Westchester County; natural gas service in New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Queens, and Westchester counties; and steam service in Manhattan.