The DiversityInc Top 5 Utilities

These companies all have the challenge of working in an industry where employees often stay for decades (limiting ability to hire and promote) and where hiring and promoting women can be real challenge. But the companies on this list have worked hard to create inclusive workplaces, to reach diverse customers, and to have strong supplier diversity.

Companies on this list score well in the four areas measured:Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity. They are assessed based on more than 180 factors, including:

  • Demographics of the workforce, new hires, management, promotions in management, promotions into management, top three levels of management, top 10 percent highest-paid employees
  • Best practices including employee-resource group participation, manager participation in cross-cultural mentoring, executive diversity council’s setting goals tied to executive compensation and educating/mentoring diverse suppliers
  • Leadership commitment demonstrated by meeting with employee resource groups, signing off on executive compensation tied to diversity goals, and serving as cross-cultural mentor
  • Percentages of Tier I (direct contractor) and Tier II (subcontractor) procurement spent with diverse suppliers

The No. 1 utility on this list is Ameren.

The 2015 DiversityInc Top 5 Utilities

  1. Ameren
  2. Exelon
  3. Sempra Energy
  4. Southern Company
  5. Pacific Gas & Electric