SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was named as one of the best
places to work in the U.S. by the Human
Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest national civil rights
organization working to achieve workplace equality for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. For the 13th
straight year, the company received a perfect 100 percent rating on the
HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for their consistently
strong commitment to embrace diversity and inclusion.
In compiling the CEI report, the HRC surveyed the top-grossing 1,000
publicly-traded companies and the top-200 grossing law firms on their
inclusive policies, practices and benefits for LGBT employees.
PG&E received perfect scores in the four key areas:
- equal employment opportunity policy;
- employment benefits;
- organizational competency in LGBT inclusion;
public commitment on recruiting, supplier diversity and public support
for LGBT equality under the law.
“In order for us to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy
to our customers, PG&E has worked hard to develop an environment where
our employees can do their very best every day. We’ve accomplished this
by establishing and maintaining an inclusive culture and hiring a
workforce that reflects our diverse customer base, supports our core
values of diversity and inclusion and builds a strong and diverse supply
chain,” said PG&E Vice President of Talent Management and Chief
Diversity Officer Laura Butler.
“We’re very proud to have received a perfect score for 13 consecutive
years from the HRC. This honor reflects our commitment to practicing our
values and working together to build a better California,” added Butler.
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses
responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional
leadership. PG&E not only meets these standards, it goes above and
beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental
aspect of its corporate values,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality
Program Director Deena Fidas.
PG&E was one of 407 major U.S. businesses which earned a rating of 100
The HRC is just one of many organizations which have recently recognized
PG&E for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2015, DiversityInc
ranked PG&E as one of the
top five utilities in the nation for diversity for the seventh
straight year. The Latina Style 50 Report recognized PG&E for the
fifth time as one of the
best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. In addition, Affinity
Inc. Magazine named PG&E as one of 100
Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment.
In terms of being committed to the communities it serves, PG&E made a $250,000
contribution to the National Center for Lesbian Rights in 2015. PG&E
also played host to more than 200 representatives of LGBT-owned
enterprises at the first stop on a nationwide LGBT
Business Builder last year, co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business
Administration and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Information on PG&E’s diversity and inclusion efforts is available on
CEI report provides a detailed analysis and rating of large U.S.
employers and their policies and practices regarding LGBT employees. The
report also serves as the national benchmarking tool on corporate
policies and practices for LGBT employees.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco,
with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the
nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Tony Khing, 415-973-5930