To make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
To demonstrate the advantages of the cooperative business model.
Commitment - We measure our success by how well we enable our fellow employees, member-consumers, and local communities to achieve and thrive. Our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors deserve our best.
Trust - Making commitments generates hope; keeping commitments generates trust. We will hire people for their character, beliefs, and integrity and will give them the abilities, skills, and self-confidence to keep the commitments that the Cooperative makes. ECI REC employees and board members will always be truthful, respectful, and objective in conducting business and building relationships.
Communication - We are in the business of helping people solve problems. In order to help people solve a problem, we must communicate with one another. Listening is the most important part of communication.
Teamwork - What one person cannot do alone, many can do together. Our Cooperative is strong and effective because our employees are diverse, skillful, and collaborative. We encourage and assist everyone to achieve his or her fullest potential as an individual because that potential, when harnessed collectively, will be of the greatest benefit to our member-consumers, neighbors, and community.
Safety - The distribution of electric power to all parts of the country has been one of the great accomplishments of the 20th century. Electricity has turned life in rural America from one of grim drudgery, darkness, and poverty into one being sought by an increasing number of people moving to the country from the city. Yet, electricity must be used with respect. We pledge our utmost to educate our employees, member-consumers, and neighbors to use electric power safely.