Just over a year ago, we launched our new purpose and values to align and guide the 5,500 people who work for Origin in their daily work of getting energy right for our customers, communities and planet.
Origin is a diverse business spanning generation, upstream gas and retail operations. Every day our people engage with customers, suppliers and members of the community all over Australia, listening to how we can make energy work better for them.
Our purpose and five values were developed because we wanted to make clear that every decision and action that takes place in our business – be it at a power station, in a customer-facing role, out in our gas fields, or in a corporate office – must demonstrate our principles in action.
It has been great to see our people so supportive and engaged in our purpose and the new values. Amber Fennell, who is on the cover of this report, is someone who exemplifies Origin’s values. Amber works with our business customers to deliver energy solutions. Amber and the future energy team are showing customers how they can harness emerging technologies that will help them reduce their energy costs and support sustainability, such as virtual power plants. We would like to thank Amber for appearing on the cover of this report and telling the story of how ‘good energy’ is about delivering products and services that make life easier and are value for money.
On that note, we know energy affordability is top of mind for many of our customers. Our teams have been working on improving affordability, adding more contracted renewables to our generation capacity, as well as investing to make our generation assets more flexible to support more wind and solar in the market, delivering more gas to domestic customers and working on ways to get it out of the ground at a lower cost.
These are only a few of the many actions we have taken, and we will continue to look at ways we can make energy more affordable.
We hope the 2019 Annual Report will give you a sense of how we are working every day to deliver on our purpose.