Sempra Energy has been recognised for diversity practices by Forbes and Bloomberg and named to Forbes’ list of the “Best Employers for Diversity 2019” and also to the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
“We’re a stronger company because of our diversity and inclusion,” said G. Joyce Rowland, Senior Vice President and Chief Culture Officer for Sempra Energy. “The different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees, management team and board enable better decision-making as we strive to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company.”
Sempra Energy was ranked as the top utility by Forbes, and 20th overall out of 500 major U.S. companies and institutions from various sectors. This is the first time Sempra Energy has been recognised by Forbes on its “Best Employers for Diversity” list, which was introduced last year.
Forbes’ list was determined by results from an independent survey of 50,000 employees working for major companies in the U.S. Respondents were asked open-ended questions on a series of statements on the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. Diversity among top executives and board members at each company also was considered for the ranking.
Sempra Energy was one of 14 utilities and a total of 230 companies recognised on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. This year, the index included companies from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions.
Over the past five years, the number of women in officer and director roles at Sempra Energy has increased by 34 percent.
Additionally, the Sempra Energy family of companies have programs dedicated to advancing supplier opportunities for businesses owned by women, minorities, service-disabled veterans, and LGBT-owned business enterprises. Sempra Energy also supports a number of STEM programs with schools and nonprofits that focus on mentoring young women who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Sempra Energy and its subsidiaries offer a variety of programs to enhance diversity of thought and inclusivity in the workplace, including employee councils, a mentorship program, an annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and supplier diversity programs. Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, also is a participant of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion,™ the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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17th January 2019