Over the past two years, we have continued to enhance and expand our health, safety, and security practices. We’re currently formalizing our operational training and integration program through the launch of NFE University. From monitoring and site surveillance, to inspection and preventive maintenance, to document management and emergency response plans, we will accept nothing less than 100% success in ensuring our employees, contractor partners, customers, and neighbors can all go home safely every day.
An atmosphere of workplace inclusion and ongoing development is also important to us, and we have made significant strides in that area as well. Since 2021, we have expanded primary caregiver leave to 16 weeks, rolled out an IRS-qualified tuition assistance program, implemented a 401(k) matching program, hosted more than 40 summer interns, implemented an annual employee engagement survey, and launched our monthly “Positive Energy Updates” internal newsletter.
Last year, we created 200 jobs, and, in non-U.S. operating locations, we hired locally for more than 90% of new and succession roles. We also delivered regular performance and career development reviews to at least 75% of our employees, and continued to foster development and engagement opportunities at all levels.
Through our NFE Foundation, we seek to invest in our communities to help develop the next generation of innovators and leaders and enhance quality of life, including reducing poverty, hunger, and inequities.