Protecting our people: For 2022, we achieved zero significant health and safety incidents, maintained our injury frequency rate below industry average globally, and maintained zero fault-based driving accidents. We also enhanced our near-miss reporting and safe work observation program and formalized our operational training and integration program through the launch of NFE University.
Expanding work opportunities and engaging employees: We created 226 jobs, with local hires accounting for 89% of new and replacement hires in non-U.S. NFE operating locations. We also expanded our summer internship program across all our markets to more than 30 students. Additionally, to support our employees’ continued career growth, we launched NFE University, a continuous learning platform. We also continued to train all employees in our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, fostering a safe and supportive work environment.
Investing in communities: We continued to invest substantially in education, workforce development, and community well-being in the areas where we operate. These efforts included awarding 284 scholarships; engaging 167 engineering students in tours, internships, and webinars; providing school supplies to 3,237 students; and providing medical and dental exams to 540 children across our operational boundaries.
Maintaining our commitment to ethical business practices: We conducted comprehensive in-person compliance training for all employees and improved our third-party due diligence program. We also implemented new compliance policies and revised existing policies as part of our continuous improvement efforts.