"It's inspiring to work for a company that is a forerunner in many respects"

Martins Zogots
Name:Mārtiņš Žogots
Title: EHSQ Manager Baltics, Heat Division
Education: Civil Engineering/Professional Bachelor’s degree, Latvia University of Agriculture (2008), Quality Management/Master’s degree, Riga Technical University (2010)
Works at Fortum because: Fortum is an international company and there are many opportunities to work with colleagues with different backgrounds and from different countries. It's inspiring to work for a company that is a forerunner in many respects. I have many opportunities to develop my skills here.​
 
Mārtiņš Žogots started at Fortum over four years ago as one of 18 international trainees. Today he is still working for the company, helping to make Fortum a better and safer place to work.
 

Tell us about your career at Fortum

“I started as a Fortum Forerunner trainee in 2009, which was a great challenge and opportunity for me. During the last part of the trainee program, I was coordinating the implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS)  involving quality, environment and safety issues for my home company in Jelgava, Latvia. IMS turned into my new passion and brought me into the corporate EHS network (Environment, Health & Safety).”
 

Today you work as an EHS Manager, tell us more

“My job is to make Fortum a better and safer place to work. My main responsibilities are addressing EMS-related issues with various management teams and networks, setting targets, making sure we comply with legal requirements and implementing Fortum’s EHS practices in the Baltics.”
 

What is the best thing about your work?

“Working in an international environment gives me the chance to share experiences with colleagues in different countries, which is very inspiring and helps me develop in my career. I’m proud to work for a company that emphasises the well-being of its employees as well as sustainable solutions.” 

3/16/2016