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Benin, Nigeria
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Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Drug And Alcohol Policy

Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can seriously impair an individual’s judgment and reactions leading to an increased risk of accidents and injuries occurring. The aim of this policy is to ensure the safety of all employees, workers, and visitors by having clear rules in place regarding use and possession of alcohol and drugs.

Our Drug and Alcohol Policy

Under this policy, alcohol impairment shall be defined as a blood/alcohol content of 40mg of alcohol per 100m1 of blood or greater. All employees of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) within a duty period of zero (0) to eight (8) hours may be subject to random drug/alcohol testing, without waming in addition to routine medical examinations for drug abuse and excessive alcohol use.

An important objective of this policy is that the frequency of the random testing shall be adequate to act as an effective deterrent and that all employees and contractors be tested at least annually through either random testing or routine medical examination.

BEDC acknowledges the importance of non-alcohol/drug abuse within the HSE efficiency of its operations; therefore compliance with this policy forms an integral part of all daily activities and system maintenance.

Bringing in drugs and/or alcohol into BEDC offices and facilities is strictly PROHIBITED and will be grounds for disciplinary proceedings of the BEDC employee. BEDC may carry out unannounced searches for drugs and alcohol within the working premises and/or its property.

In addition, BEDC affirms that any imposed client drug, alcohol and search policies shall be complied with in full by all BEDC employees.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to Provide Reliable and Safe Electricity in the most Cost Effective Way possible

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BEDC Health Safety & Environment (HSE)

For over 47 years, the Constify family has been building relationships and projects that last. We build safe environments and eco-friendly solutions in the communities in which we work. Most importantly, we build strong relationships that allow us to build anything, anywhere. No matter the job, we go beyond building.

The implementation of this policy shall be monitored and reviewed as necessary by Company HSE Manager to ensure its relevance and effectiveness.

  • Comply with applicable national and international environmental and social management regulations as relates to environmental sustainability, labour and working conditions as well as Community, health safety and security;
  • Reduce fossil-fuel use, water consumption and waste generation;
  • Create technically credible and positive environmental, social and economic benefits for the communities where we do business;
  • Develop a program to raise employee awareness of environmental issues and promote responsible behavior, thereby helping employees to positively impact the environment in their work lives;
  • Incorporate sustainable design into new projects, as well as during operations and maintenance of our assets to improve our overall efficiency and environmental performance;
  • Incorporate environmental and social sustainabilily principles as an integral part of our procurement process and ensure contractors and suppliers also comply;
  • Track, measure and decrease our overall resource use in line with global best practices;
  • Continuously engage relevant stakeholders in areas where we do business

Management will be responsible for providing leadership in the implementation of this policy and maintain a work environment that values and ensures these practices and principles are seen as a responsibility of all employees and relevant stakeholders.