At Otter Tail Corporation, we value a thoughtful and balanced approach to sustainability. And we keep our integrity, safety, people, performance and community values at the center of our strategy and decision making – always.

Otter Tail Power Company, our largest operating company and regulated electric utility, highlights sustainability as a balance of responsible, resourceful action across four key areas:

  • Energy and Technology – Diversity in our energy portfolio enables us to deliver reliable, low-cost electricity by staying up to date with changing market conditions. As we introduce new energy sources and technologies, our priority remains the same – meeting our customers’ needs.
  • Environment – Energy requires natural resources. That’s why we’re putting our efforts into reducing our environmental impact across operations and helping customers use energy efficiently.
  • Community – Our role in the communities we serve goes beyond providing electricity. Whether it’s through our Foundation or volunteering, we partner with our communities and employees to create vibrant places for people to live.
  • Economy – We help customers power our local economies and create new opportunities. We’re committed to achieving financial growth and success for our company and the rural communities we serve.

Human Capital Management

We are focused on the health and safety of our employees and creating a culture of inclusion, excellence, and learning.

  • Safety – Safety is one of our core values. We focus on the safety of our employees and have implemented safety programs and management practices to promote a culture of safety. Safety is also a metric used and evaluated in determining annual incentive compensation.
  • Workforce Stability – Retaining, recruiting, and developing our employees is an important factor in our continued success and growth. We regularly evaluate our employee retention and turnover rates.
  • Employee Engagement – To enhance employee engagement, we provide skill progression and technical training programs to support and enhance the prospects of a stable and skilled workforce. We have undertaken a multi-year series of employee engagement surveys and use the feedback to help shape the future of our organization.
  • Leadership Development and Succession Planning – We invest in leadership development throughout the organization to build enterprise-wide understanding of our culture, strategy and processes. Our leadership and training opportunities, as well as succession planning, provide for continuity across the organization.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – We expect and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of who we are, what we value, and how we achieve individual, business, and community success. We have implemented education initiatives for all employees, aimed at inclusive leadership and a respectful workplace, focused on identities and culture, unconscious bias, the power of diverse teams, and culturally sensitives conversations.
  • Code of Business Ethics – Our Code of Business Ethics is a foundational part of our culture.

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