PG&E Named as One of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was named as one of the best places to work by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. For the 12th straight year, the utility also 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 to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. 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 Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
“PG&E works hard to provide an environment where our employees are able to do their very best every day. We do this by creating an inclusive culture and hiring a workforce, one that reflects the diversity of our customers, works to meet the needs of the communities we serve 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 the last 12 years from this prestigious organization. This honor reflects our commitment to practicing our values while providing safe, reliable and affordable gas and electric service to our customers,” added Butler.
PG&E was one of 366 major U.S. businesses which earned a rating of 100 this year.
The HRC is just one of many organizations which have recently recognized PG&E for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. This past September, PG&E was inducted into the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “Million Dollar Club” for spending a record $554 million with Hispanic-owned businesses in 2013. In November, G.I. Jobs Magazine designated PG&E as a 2015 Top-100 Military Friendly Employer(R) for the third straight year.
Information on PG&E’s diversity and inclusion efforts is available on the company website.
The HRC’s 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/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.
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