DE&I ROADMAP for Change
In a move to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive energy workplaces, the Center for Energy Workforce Development and its partners, the American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Distribution Contractors Association, Edison Electric Institute, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and the Utilities Technology Council are proud to publish the DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change.
The Roadmap is part of a multi-year initiative to support the industry’s efforts to ensure a diverse workforce and a sector recognized for its commitment to equity and inclusion practices. More than 200 people have influenced the creation of the Roadmap through participation in DE&I Listening Sessions led by DiversityInc in the fall of 2021, submission of crowd-sourced information in the summer of 2022, and leadership of the publication and associated resources over two years’ time. Those who have been engaged represent gas, electric, nuclear, and renewable energy companies, including investor-owned utilities, public power and gas companies, electric cooperatives, contractors, and skilled labor.
This document is intended to offer a look at why a commitment to DE&I is essential in the energy sector and what actions should be explored by companies, union partners, and the industry as a unified force. It will be followed by years of support in delivering the how, which will come through educational offerings, toolkits, best practice sharing, partnership development, data and metric insights, and more.
It is intended that all energy companies, regardless of their size or where they are on their DE&I journey, will find ideas, encouragement, and opportunities from this DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change.
DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change Mission Statement
We believe people matter. In the energy industry we strive to be reflective of the diverse communities in which we operate. It is our commitment to our colleagues, customers, and future leaders that we drive change and positively impact the communities we serve. Our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in the belief that diversity of experience, backgrounds, and perspectives leads to better outcomes for our customers, employees, and communities. That’s why we proudly stand behind this DE&I Roadmap for Industry Change, dedicated to shaping a meaningful and sustainable plan to foster equitable and inclusive workplaces, with diverse perspectives that will enable us to become a stronger industry and better shape a more sustainable energy future.