Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Thursday, November 1, 2018) – FortisTCI has been awarded Silver Certification against the Investors in People Standard and is one of the first companies in the region to achieve this international recognition under the new sixth-generation framework. The accreditation is valid through 2021 and demonstrates the commitment FortisTCI has to realizing the potential of its employees.
FortisTCI is the electricity provider to the Turks and Caicos Islands operating in Providenciales, Grand Turk, South Caicos, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, and Salt Cay. Since entering the TCI business market in 2006, Fortis has heavily invested in training and development programs and in creating a safe and healthy working environment for its employees.
The certification under Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organizations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate FortisTCI. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organization committed to achieving success by realizing the potential of their people. FortisTCI and the Turks and Caicos Islands should be extremely proud of this achievement.”
FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We are pleased to have become one of the first in the region to attain Investors in People Standard under the sixth-generation framework. This achievement is a true acknowledgment of the commitment FortisTCI has to the development of its employees personally and professionally. I want to thank Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and CFO Ruth Forbes, the Director of Human Resources Claudia Munnings and the Manager of Human Resources Avi Adams, for paving the way for a successful assessment. I also want to express thanks to the Corporate Communications team and the IIP Advocate Group for their contribution toward the process.”
Mr. Powell added: “We are proud of our people and their achievements, and we are committed to continuing our investment in initiatives that support our organization's purpose and our people’s aspirations. By setting a goal to become the employer of choice in the TCI and the region, it is important to create a culture that promotes and expects diversity, excellence, inclusiveness, perseverance, innovative thinking, and positivity, to name a few. As CEO, I am beyond proud of the team we have today that represents FortisTCI. It is because of our 167 employees that serve every day that we can provide a world-class service.”
FortisTCI first achieved Standard Investors in People accreditation in 2016, assessed against the fifth-generation framework. Investors in People Assessor Gillian Brown said, “The organization has worked really hard and has made a fantastic transition from the v5 Standard to the v6 Silver. The demands on the organization for the v6 framework are so much greater, and the people in the organization deserve to be extremely proud of their achievement.”