Sustainability

Sustainability Info

WHAT WE BELIEVE

A COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

We believe in operating safely, ethically, and in the most sustainable manner possible while supporting our customers in their own pursuit of sustainability. We act with a safety-first mindset and a commitment to quality to be the most reputable partner in our industry. Our impact is showcased in the innovative work we do, our customers’ satisfaction, and the difference we make on the communities we serve.

OUR SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS ARE KEY TO ENSURING THE RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT KEEPS OUR NATION FULLY CONNECTED AND RUNNING STRONG.

OUR SERVICES

Believe. Act. Impact.

The impact of our operations are felt by millions of Americans daily. Delivering maintenance, replacement and upgrade services to utility customers is a critical part of our business and our commitment to enable the sustainable and resilient delivery of essential energy. Similarly, we work alongside our utility customers for new installations to support growth nationwide. 

OUR SOLUTIONS

Innovative Results

Our work ensures safe transmission and distribution of energy into millions of homes and businesses across the nation. Our innovative solutions ensure that maintenance and installation is done in an increasingly sustainable and nondisruptive manner for the communities in which we work. Through the actions we take today, we are building the solutions for a better tomorrow.

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SAFETY

Safety is embedded in all we do. We act safely in our operations because our team members, communities, and customers matter to us. We are committed to everyone returning home safely, every day, while providing safe and reliable energy to our nation.

Safety Culture
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Safety Culture

Working safe is a core value at Hydro-X. A culture of safety is instilled into every employee from their first day on the job. Our objective is to make safety a way of life for our teammates not only while at work, but throughout their everyday lives. It is everyone’s responsibility and our greatest responsibility. You will see this in many aspects of our culture, from the daily Job Safety Analysis that takes place every day on every job site, regular Toolbox Talks on a wide range of safety topics, internal safety audits, and incident reviews when needed. We also have an active Brothers Keeper mentorship program where new employees are paired with experienced, trained operators to role model and guide them in the Hydro-X safety culture.

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Motor Vehicle Safety
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Motor Vehicle Safety

Given our extensive fleet of vehicles and hydro-vac equipment, we recognize that minimizing automotive incidents keeps our employees and communities safe. We continuously evaluate methods to reduce miles driven, reduce distracted driving as well as ways to proactively improve safety outcomes while operating all pieces of equipment for our employees. Through the implementation of Samsara, a telematics system, we are proactively creating safe driving habits leading to the prevention and reduction of automotive incidents. These efforts, paired with the widespread use of dash cams emphasize our commitment to vehicle safety. These efforts are evidenced by a lower frequency of preventable incidents as compared to our industry average. Hydro-X also has a comprehensive “Hang Up and Drive” campaign to encourage all employees to avoid distracted driving whenever they are on the roads.

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ENVIRONMENT

We strongly believe in the stewardship of our natural environment, and that it is our responsibility to protect and preserve it for generations to come. This is why we provide solutions that accelerate the reduction of methane and carbon emissions while enabling more sustainable processes for delivering essential utilities to our communities.

Understanding Hydro Excavation
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Understanding Hydro Excavation

Hydro excavating solutions provided by Hydro-X utilize various soft dig techniques to minimize the potential for pipeline dig-in damages. Importantly, these techniques also work to minimize environmental impact by mitigating against the use of carbon intensive  material while also protecting communities and sensitive environments against unnecessary disruption.

Making our Fleet More Sustainable

Making our Fleet More Sustainable

As a company, we are committed to exploring more sustainable options with our fleet. We purchase electric vehicles for supervisors when possible. We also have a comprehensive Idling Program to encourage Operators and Managers to reduce idle time, thereby reducing emissions.

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PEOPLE

People are what matter most to Hydro-X. This is why we empower our team members, suppliers, customers, and communities to play leadership roles in advancing a more inclusive, respectful, and prosperous world.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in the dignity of all human beings. Fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce adds depth and value to our team, and constantly pushes us to improve how we deliver for our customers and communities. As such, we work diligently to ensure an environment where every team member is included, respected and safe to share their thoughts and opinions. Discrimination and injustice have no place in our culture, our offices or on our job sites. Our people, suppliers, and communities play leadership roles in the advancement towards a more inclusive, respectful, and prosperous world.

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Creating an Inclusive Culture
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Creating an Inclusive Culture

Diversity among our team members and leaders is crucial not only to supporting our community, but also to ensuring we are fostering and accessing the best talent possible to support our business and the needs of our customers. Our talent acquisition teams regularly attend recruiting events targeted to diverse audiences including women, Veterans, and people of color. We have a culture of robust and frequent employee recognition, with a diverse group of employees being regularly featured in our weekly Circle of Excellence. We are proud of the progress we have made thus far and are committed to continuously improving on this front.

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Helping Our People Grow: Scholarship Program
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Scholarship Ceremony

Helping Our People Grow: Scholarship Program

Hydro-X is proud to offer the Bobby Daniel Memorial Scholarship. Created in memory of a long-time employee, the scholarship is an annual award to a graduating high school senior and dependent of a Hydro-X or SEC employee, or a current employee, pursing educational goals. The scholarship supports a student with financial need who displays academic growth and a desire to pursue a career that is trade/vocational in focus and is awarded each year.

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Giving Back to Our Communities
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Hydro-X Toys 4 Tots

Giving Back to Our Communities

We are committed to giving back to the communities where we live in work. Hydro-X participates in the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots toy drives during the holiday season, to help make the holidays special for children in need. We also raise funds and volunteer each year with Relay for Life to help raise money and awareness for cancer research and patient services.

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INTEGRITY

Integrity is at the core of our company, starting with conducting business ethically and with unwavering honesty. We do what’s right, even when no one is watching.

Acting Ethically
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Acting Ethically

Doing the right thing every time is a founding principle at Hydro-X. We approach each job with an honest, transparent, and hardworking attitude to meet our customer’s goals and produce quality results through extraordinary service, especially when no one is watching.

To ensure we are able to deliver on our customer’s needs, we have a robust Business Code of Conduct to ensure that our employees and related parties work in a forthright manner, with an uncompromising approach to ethics and compliance.

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Hydro-X Training Center

Cybersecurity

We recognize the importance of maintaining high standards when it comes to protecting our digital assets. Our cybersecurity program is threat intelligence-driven, and our security team continuously monitors the threat landscape to understand new and emerging vulnerabilities, cyber threats, and threat actors, along with the tools and techniques they employ.