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Vectren's long-term goals, annual strategies and daily practices exhibit our focus and dedication to creating sustainable communities, companies and customers all while preserving our environment and natural resources. Through our Corporate Sustainability Report, we introduce our stakeholders to past and ongoing sustainability initiatives, and ensure transparency by provide in-depth detail about our business, operations and strategies.
The resulting wood grain from our discarded pallets and reels is processed and used by customers like the Southworth family of GilMar Farms near Lynnville, Indiana, who utilize the mulch as animal bedding. The mixture of wood grain and cow waste creates enough heat to warm the barn in colder months and is later spread on fields in place of manufactured fertilizer.
A project to replace steel wire running along a Southwestern Indiana transmission line improved communications between substations and transmission system performance. The work involved a helicopter suspending workers from 95 feet in the air, which reduced the impact to properties in the project's path.
We host Dream Big Summer Camp, a program designed to introduce students to jobs in the energy industry. Participants took part in presentations from various groups within the company, visited facilities, job shadowed employees and worked in teams on various projects. In addition to developing leadership skills, the students strengthened team-building and presentation capabilities.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. GRI is a voluntary effort aimed at increasing transparency among businesses and organizations worldwide. Our most recent Corporate Sustainability Report is 'In Accordance' with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines - Core option.