AEP and SAP Ranked Among America's Best Employers for Diversity
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- January 25, 2019
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AEP named one of America’s best employers for diversity 2019 by Forbes. Recently, AEP developed a five-year diversity and inclusion strategic plan. The four key areas the utility focuses on are (1) a diverse workforce; (2) an inclusive and engaged workforce; (3) sustainability and accountability; and (4) external partnerships. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create their second annual ranking of America’s best employers for diversity. The list was compiled by surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees, and yes Starbucks made the list coming in at No. 44. At the top of the list, with a score of 85.85, is metal packaging company Ball. The 139-year-old business in Broomfield, Colorado is committed to diversity and inclusion and their efforts have paid off. Honorable mentions include application software company, SAP. They aim to create a diverse, inclusive, bias-free environment while providing digital solutions to 45 of the top 50 top utilities companies in the world.
Charles Johnson, senior director of diversity and inclusion at Ball metal packaging company, says “We’re creating a workforce that looks like America, that looks like the world.” Will your diversity and inclusion strategy allow you to say the same? Does your utility workforce reflect, if not the world, at least the community you serve?