ISA CTEEP's performance against COVID-19

We provide an essential service to society. And along with this responsibility, we are committed to preserving the health and safety of each of our different audience. In the current scenario, we are adopting all protective measures, following the recommendations of the authorities. The company permanently monitors and evaluates all the impacts, generated, from the most diverse scenarios and develops strategies, seeking the most appropriate solutions.

Find out about the initiatives that we are carrying out and reinforce our dedication to continue delivering the energy transmission service to the population, and contributing to fight the spread of the virus:

Care for employees
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have reinforced hygiene routines in all our work environments and transportation, in addition to restricting travel (national and international), participation in events, and receiving external visitors.

The Health Channel was created to assist employees and we hired an infectologist to validate the protocols. In addition, there is daily monitoring of the health status of all professionals through an application. In addition to contributing to the quality of life and well-being of our teams, social and emotional support activities are being provided, such as PASS Support (guidance service for four areas: psychology, finance, social and legal) as well as Gympass (Yoga and relaxation classes).

Business continuity
Our two operational centers are fully performing, aiming to meet the load transmissions of the entire company network. For this, the secondary center is mirroring the functionalities of the primary transmission operation center. The two centers are working to serve both the Basic Network (installations with a voltage equal to or greater than 230 kV), as well as the DIT (Other Transmission Installations, with voltage less than 230 kV).
In addition to operational security, this measure causes teams to be divided between the two locations, minimizing the social contact of professionals and reducing the risk of contagion. As in our other units, these two centers have undergone an intense routine of hygiene and sterlisation, as a way of minimizing the possibilities of contagion among professionals.

We perform evaluations and prioritization of critical substations and prioritize maintenance, following specifications of the areas of Operations and Maintenance. Operational protocols are also established to be triggered according to the scenario (shift change, camp and return to work) and evaluated by a medical specialist. Finally, preventive (daily) monitoring of employees is carried out through a health application, in addition to psychological monitoring.

Some of the teams, due to the nature of their work, are working from temporary accommodation in our units. All professionals assigned to this activity undergo medical evaluation and testing when starting and finishing their 7 day shift. Employees also have at their disposal all the internal infrastructure that makes this work model possible, without the need for exposure to external contact.

To monitor and evaluate the scenario and risks, we have a daily crisis committee with the participation of the company's CEO, which establishes guidelines in a broad way for all areas of the company, allowing us to provide agile and efficient responses in order to preserve our operations.

Remote work
ISA CTEEP established remote work for an indefinite period for all administrative employees.
In the operational and regional areas, the number of employees to perform on-site activities is stipulated, so as not to impact operations. For the subsidiaries, changes were made to shifts, relay of maintenance teams and minimum contingent for special situations and predictive maintenance. It is important to highlight that the population classified as a risk group is “in remote work” or “in preventive isolation”.

Monitoring of projects under construction
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been working with prevention protocols. We also constantly reinforce with our partners the guidance to maintain adequate distance.

Humanitarian Action and “We Are All One – (Todos Somos Um)”
We donated R$ 1.5 million to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), for the acquisition and manufacture of quick tests for COVID-19, in partnership with other companies in the electricity sector, with a total collection of R$ 9 million. This action is part of a great collective effort by the electricity sector, articulated by Instituto Acende Brasil, to minimize the impacts of this pandemic.

In addition, around 400 ISA CTEEP employees engaged in the humanitarian action “Todos Somos Um” and donated R$ 160 thousand, through a digital platform developed by the company. The contribution was destined for the “Matchfunding Saving Lives” campaign, conceived by BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development), in order to combat Covid-19.

The action works as a matchfunding and for each R$ 1 donated by civil society or companies, BNDES contributes another R$ 1 to the project. In other words, the two initiatives combined will allow the allocation of almost R$ 320 thousand in total. All the amount collected by the BNDES through the project will be used to strengthen the front line performance with the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment, which will be distributed to Santas Casas and philanthropic hospitals in the different Brazilian regions.

We also donated approximately 500 pieces of uniforms that were not being used by the company and that, after being disinfected and adjusted, are bringing warmth and comfort to those who need it most. The donation was destined to the Instituto Resgatando Vidas, which serves about 450 families in the North Zone of São Paulo, through the Social Fund of São Paulo.

We continue to monitor the situation of the coronavirus in the country, implementing all the necessary actions for the continuity of our operations, which become even more important in the face of the challenging context we are experiencing. And we always follow all the protection and safety measures necessary for the well-being of our employees and everyone with whom we interact, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And we continue to work to provide an essential service to society, with reliability and security.

Updated on July 20, 2020.