GE is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.
Mission critical processes need a power system that is cleaner and more reliable than what a typical utility can provide. GE’s Power Quality products achieve power availability of up to 99.9999%. GE provides a complete range of both 1-phase and 3-phase UPS products to ensure a constant supply of clean and reliable power for mission critical and industrial applications. In addition to their wide range of UPS systems, GE offers project management, planning services for end-customers and consultants, and comprehensive UPS support services.
General Electric & The Environment:
In the context of citizenship, the term “environment” has two important connotations. It refers to both a company’s impact on the communities and the organization’s workplace, within which the health and safety of employees must be ensured. At GE, a dedicated team is responsible for both, applying world-class expectations, operational tools and training that range from greenhouse gas emissions and water use to workplace illness and injury.
GE’s focus on environment, health and safety (EHS) extends beyond the company’s walls, as it works with suppliers to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its own employees and reduce the environmental impact on local communities.
General Electric & Corporate Social Responsibility:
GE’s approach to corporate citizenship and to business are driven by a common understanding of the role the company can play in helping to solve the world’s toughest problems. GE’s goals are to make money (strong, sustained economic performance), make it ethically (rigorous compliance with financial and legal rules), and make a difference (ethical actions, beyond formal requirements, to advance GE’s reputation and long-term health).
GE’s corporate citizenship strategy is defined by three key pillars of energy and climate change, sustainable healthcare and community building, and underpinned by a foundation of operational excellence in the way that they do business.