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.
â€‹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.
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 duke-energy.com. 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.
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