National Grid Named Top Diversity EmployerJan 21, 2020 - 11:30 AM
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WALTHAM, MA – National Grid won two awards recognizing the company’s inclusion & diversity efforts in the workplace. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation designated National Grid as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in their 2020 Corporate Equality Index, and gave the company a score of 100 points (out of 100). The Index evaluates workforce protections, inclusive benefits, inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.
Forbes included National Grid on a list of the Best Employers for Diversity 2020. The company was selected based on an independent survey from a representative sample of 60,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their US operations. Respondents answered questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+, and general diversity concerning their own employer.
"At National Grid, we place huge importance on building an inclusive environment so that our employees feel comfortable being themselves and are celebrated for their individuality,” said Keith Hutchison, Senior Vice President of HR and Chief Diversity Officer. “We are honored to receive this recognition because it is a reflection of the continued progress we are making in our company to build a truly inclusive culture. What matters most to us, however, is that our people can bring their whole selves to work every day and respect each other’s differences as strengths.”
National Grid has 11 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Enabling Disability Confidence, the Hispanic Professional Association, PRIDE, and WiNTR (Women in Non-Traditional Roles). ERGs provide opportunities for employees to build their careers and skills through networking, peer mentoring, and engagement with senior leadership. National Grid also provides equitable and inclusive benefits to all employees and covers sexual orientation and gender identity in Equal Employment Opportunity policies. Their US executive team is over 60% diverse.
About National Grid
About National Grid: National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.