Submit Content
Get the latest delivered to your inbox
Privacy Policy

Duke Energy Earns Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Distinction

Published 02-27-20

Submitted by Duke Energy

Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” list. 

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers, with whom we partner to serve our customers. 

We continue our commitment to build a diverse workforce that mirrors the communities we serve, as well as strengthen a culture of inclusion where employees feel respected and valued.

Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:

  • A more than 20-year-old network of Employee Resource Groups representing African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, women, people with disabilities, new employees, veterans and the LGBTQ community that work to address the needs of employees, communities and customers.

  • Diversity Councils that sponsor local diversity and inclusion education and awareness activities, and support our diverse customers through volunteerism and community outreach.

  • An award-winning supplier diversity program to support minority-owned businesses. 

  • ​More than $30 million annually in charitable contributions to support diversity within our communities, focusing on education, workforce development and environmental programs.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create the ranking of America’s best employers for diversity. The list was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

Visit our website to learn more about Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity inclusion. To view the full list, click here.

Duke Energy Logo

Duke Energy

Duke Energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. 

More from Duke Energy

Join today and get the latest delivered to your inbox