WHAT are we doing to demonstrate that?

Continuous Improvement in Safety

Safety is a core Ameren value and the foundation for everything Ameren does. Our focus continues to be consistent improvement in safety performance over the long term. Every employee is expected to never compromise their focus on safety and to challenge any unsafe act.

It’s about people and behaviors, not just numbers. At its core, Ameren’s safety strategy involves more than changing procedures—it involves changing culture. Two ways we've enhanced our culture towards values-based safety performance are to make sure we always talk about safety and also make sure we focus on learning from each other.

Our co-worker to co-worker (c2c) interactions help co-workers improve the quality and quantity of the conversations they have with each other around safety. A c2c interaction is designed to build trust and help employees make safety-focused learning the norm for Ameren workgroups.

Ameren's Good Catch – Near Miss Program is helping co-workers better share the safety lessons learned through an event or situation in order to prevent others from encountering similar circumstances.


Ameren co-workers, Jeremy Dace, Ed Guehne and Marcus Forrest review an Ameren Good Catch – Near Miss report. Dace, Guehne and Forrest are members of a team working to improve how the organization shares potentially hazardous situations and human-performance gaps in order to better keep everyone focused on safety.


2018 target


co-worker to co-worker interactions

Crafting and Evolving our Workplace Culture

Our company is best able to achieve our mission, vision and values with the right culture and employee mindset in place. Ameren understands that it takes the right culture to empower co-workers to execute company strategy. Ameren's All In culture means. We Care, We Serve with Passion, We Deliver and We Win Together. With an eye on the ever-changing business environment and energy industry, we have identified seven key competencies that will guide our behaviors:

  • Think customer
  • Inspire and engage
  • Foster innovation
  • Drive results
  • Champion learning
  • Build trust
  • Be strategic

Employee engagement at Ameren is strong. We are pleased, but not satisfied, with 2017 employee engagement scores as measured through the Values Pulse Questionnaire survey, which are shown at right.


Our Innovation Team is 8,600 people strong

Powering the future takes dreamers and doers, as well as passion and discipline. To that end, Ameren is leveraging the incredible expertise of our co-workers and working with leading technology companies. In fact, our company has dedicated innovation teams that are taking a long-term view to develop and deliver innovative products and services to our customers. That includes pilot initiatives around drone technology, solar partnerships, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, microgrids and energy storage, to name a few.

While some projects are coming from innovation teams, a tremendous amount are coming from individuals throughout our workforce.


To some people, descriptions of electric distribution material modifications are boring – but in this case, the innovative thought process combined with detailed knowledge and persistence resulted in an improved way to do business. Ross Urfer, Line Foreman, Ameren Illinois, talked to his supervisor, Brad Logan, about mounting lightning arrestor brackets on the bracket that connects the transformer to the pole, eliminating the need to replace the transformer and resulting in a safer environment for linemen.

Attracting top Talent

It takes a variety of backgrounds to provide energy to our bi-state region, and our careers attract candidates from many different disciplines. Ameren’s talent strategy is to keep us poised to meet the following challenges:

  • A significant segment of our workforce is nearing retirement age and we have near-term knowledge gaps to fill.
  • As the energy industry continues to evolve, job seekers need to understand the types of careers now available at energy companies.

Each year, Ameren brings in more than 150 interns and co-ops in key areas such as engineering, information technology and supply chain.

Hear from Samiksha, a computer science student, who is gaining real-world experience and applying the knowledge learned in the classroom to her position as an IT intern at Ameren.

During his co-op, David, a civil engineering major, learned the importance of establishing relationships with engineers, drafters, contractors and other development teams.