May 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been recognized by
as one of the top regional utilities in the country for its strong diversity practices. This is the fifth year in a row that the utility has been recognized by
, a leading publication on diversity and businesses.
"It is clear that U.S. companies are increasingly conscious of the importance of diversity," said
, Chief Executive Officer of
. "We are very encouraged to see PG&E applying for this distinction. We also note a continued positive correlation between achievement in diversity and overall company performance."
For the 2013 ranking,
surveyed 893 companies with at least 1,000 employees. Participating companies were rated by
. in four key areas: CEO Commitment to Diversity Management, Workforce Diversity and Human Capital, Corporate/Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity.
"It is an honor to be named by
one of the top regional utilities in the country for diversity. As a utility that serves some of the most diverse communities in the nation, PG&E views diversity as the very fabric of our corporate culture," said
, Vice President of Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer at PG&E. "This commitment to diversity and inclusion is a critical part of our values and how we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable gas and electric service to our customers."
PG&E's leadership upholds the company's strong commitment to diversity and inclusion – from an inclusive Board of Directors with a diverse representation, to required diversity and inclusion training for all members of the company's leadership team. The utility also has a history of grassroots Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that goes back more than 40 years. Today, these include: InspirAsian, Samahan (Filipino), BEA (African American), Latino, Women's Network, Pride Network, NuEnergy (new to the workforce), Access Network (People with Disabilities), Legacy (long tenured) , and the Veterans ERGs.