Labor Practices Indicators

Management Approach
 

The career opportunities and competitive pay and benefits we offer help us retain our greatest asset  our employees.

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Programs to ensure a skilled workforce

See Learning and development programs prepare our leaders and employees to meet the future challenges of our industry.

Also see Managing Human Assets with the Future in Mind and Deepening and Diversifying the Talent Pipeline in our Sustainability Report.

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Percentage of employees eligible to retire

See the Employee Turnover Summary table in the Workforce Performance Metrics section of our Sustainability Report.

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Policies for health and safety of employees and contractors

See Striving for a Safer Workplace Also see EHS Policy & Management System.

     

Employment

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Workforce composition, including contractors

See Workforce Performance Metrics in our Sustainability Report. The number of contractors working at any one time is highly variable and we do not keep cumulative statistics.

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Employee turnover

See the Workforce Performance Metrics in the Workforce and Turnover Statistics section of our Sustainability Report.

Days worked by contractors

Approximately 8 million days, for turnkey contractors. See Striving for a Safer Workplace.

Percentage of contractors who have had relevant health and safety training

Safety is a major issue in our industry and we require that all contractors receive relevant training by their employers and/or by Duke Energy.

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Benefits

See Benefits.

Also see Work-life balance programs support the health and well-being of our employees.

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Return to work and retention after parental leave

See Work-life balance programs support the health and well-being of our employees.

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Percentage of contractors who have had relevant health and safety training

Safety is a major issue in our industry and we require that all contractors receive relevant training by their employers and/or by Duke Energy.

Labor/Management Relations

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Employees and contractors covered by collective bargaining agreements

See Workforce Performance Metrics in our Sustainability Report.

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Minimum notice requirements

We comply with applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements.

     

Occupation Health & Safety

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Percent of workforce included in management & worker health & safety oversight committees

We do not track this specific indicator. However, Duke Energy has safety committees across our company in virtually every business unit, with representatives from first line and management, that plan and execute safety improvement activities. Our business units also conduct self assessments to evaluate employee involvement as a key aspect of our safety culture and use the evaluation results to direct planned improvements.

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Safety statistics for employees and contractors

See Striving for a Safer Workplace.

Education, counseling and prevention programs for employees and families

Our Live Well program helps employees improve their health and wellness, and earn monetary incentives. Employees who complete an online health assessment, have biometric screening (for cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.), and take part in health coaching earn annual discounts to their medical plan contributions. 

Other programs available address stress management, fitness counseling, smoking cessation, weight loss, disease management, healthy pregnancies, healthy backs, treatment decision support, and more.

See Work-life balance programs support the health and well-being of our employees.

 

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Health and safety topics in formal agreements with labor unions

Bargaining unit concerns are negotiated between the employee representatives and the company. Healthy and safe workplaces are issues for discussion and agreement.

Training & Education

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Training

Employees and contractors received more than 1.3 million hours of training in 2019.

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Continuing education

See Career Growth and Development.

See Learning and development programs prepare our leaders and employees to meet the future challenges of our industry.

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Performance reviews

Our philosophy and expectations are that all employees receive an evaluation of their skills and/or performance on an annual basis.

     

Diversity & Equal Opportunity

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Diversity

See Workforce Performance MetricsOur Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Resource Groups.

Wages & salaries distribution

See Benefits.

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Labor practice grievance mechanisms

 See page 2 in Programs to engage and enable our employees while supporting the communities we serve.

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