AES was founded on the principle that strong businesses are built on trust, accountability and an environment that allows people to reach their full potential.
AES has been a values-based enterprise from the very beginning. We have always believed in integrity as a prerequisite for the success we seek. We think of work as fun, and by that we mean thoroughly engaging, challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. Our culture is energetic, collaborative and thrives on a passion for individual and collective excellence. And we have always believed in the power of making a difference wherever we work and live.
Our concern for the environment and the communities we serve has influenced our decision-making since the beginning. Our businesses support their local communities through a wide variety of corporate responsibility programs. We helped pioneer technologies for utilizing coal more cleanly because it was the right thing to do—both as a business and as a corporate citizen. We recognized two decades ago that climate change demanded action, and began planting 50 million trees in Guatemala as our first of many initiatives on that front. Our climate change business today carries that spirit, and commitment, forward.
AES remains a dynamic enterprise that is distinguished and defined by the extraordinary talent and commitment of our people. AES people share knowledge worldwide, work in teams and enjoy a unique mix of accountability and the freedom to grow. And as a learning organization, we provide the support, training and guidance to make sure AES people learn, grow and succeed.
The AES business culture is unmistakably dynamic and consistent across our businesses around the world—despite a tremendous diversity in geography, languages and cultures—because of the quality of people we seek and keep. Our people believe in what we do, love a challenge and are energized by each opportunity to innovate and excel.
ValuesEvery day, AES people all around the world are guided by AES’s core values. Each and every one of us commits to:
Put Safety First. We will always put safety first—for our people, contractors and communities.
Act With Integrity. We are honest, trustworthy and dependable. Integrity is at the core of all we do—how we conduct ourselves and how we interact with one another and all of our stakeholders.
Honor Commitments. We honor our commitments to our customers, teammates, communities, owners, suppliers and partners, and we want our businesses, on the whole, to make a positive contribution to society.
Strive For Excellence. We strive to be the best in all that we do and to perform at world-class levels.
Have Fun Through Work. We work because work can be fun, fulfilling and exciting. We enjoy our work and appreciate the fun of being part of a team that is making a difference. And when it stops being that way, we will change what or how we do things.