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 14th
consecutive year, the company received a perfect 100 percent rating on
the HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its consistently
strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
In compiling the CEI report, the HRC invited the 2015 Fortune 1000 (Fortune
magazine’s 1,000 largest publicly traded businesses) and the 2015 AmLaw
200 (American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law
firms) to participate in the survey. PG&E was one of a record 517
businesses out of the 887 that earned a perfect score.
PG&E’s perfect scores were based on detailed criteria, including the
following five categories:
- non-discrimination policies
- employment benefits
demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBT
diversity and inclusion
- public commitment to LGBT equality
- responsible citizenship.
“We strive to create an environment where all our colleagues can bring
their whole selves to work. When we feel free to be ourselves, we’re
better able to unleash our full potential, and focus on our mission to
deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to our customers.
We’re very proud to have received a perfect score for 14 consecutive
years from the HRC,” said PG&E Senior Vice President of Human Resources
and Chief Diversity Officer Dinyar Mistry.
PG&E has been one of the leading corporate voices in the LGBT community
for many years. Examples of the company’s support include:
being the first corporate sponsor and participant in the San
Francisco Pride Parade (1986)
having one of the oldest LGBT employee resource groups (PrideNetwork)
in the nation
being the first utility to actively recruit LGBT-owned enterprises in
its supplier diversity program
being the first major company in California to support the “No on 8”
(banning same-sex marriage) ballot measure
contributing $250,000 to the San Francisco-based National
Center for Lesbian Rights.
“Major private sectors have demonstrated over and over that inclusion is
not just the right thing to do, it makes for a stronger, more successful
business,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena
Fidas. “Major employers have adopted LGBT-inclusive policies and
benefits at rates that continue to outpace lawmakers and lead the way
The HRC is just one of many organizations which have recently recognized
PG&E for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2016, PG&E was
of the Year by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. And
DiversityInc, one of the nation’s leading publications on diversity and
business, ranked PG&E as one
of the top utilities in the nation for diversity.
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 energy companies 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