Pride at National Grid
National Grid is committed to creating a work environment where every person is treated fairly and where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential. Our aspiration is to build a business that represents, reflects, and celebrates the cultures and communities we serve.
We continue to host celebrations throughout the year that shine a spotlight on important topics around diversity, equity and inclusion and promote much needed conversations towards a more equitable workplace. These include International Women’s Day, LGBTQ+ History Month, Black History Month in the US, and Global Pride.
National Grid is proud to represent and support our LGBTQ+ team members, customers and stakeholders. We are a proud corporate sponsor of various Pride Parades and festivals in our jurisdictions and our Global Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) hosts several internal events throughout Pride Month and the year.
Internally we celebrate Pride year-round by flying Pride Flags across many of our headquarters and office locations, and host fun, engaging and educational events focused on creating a culture of belonging and inclusivity for our LGBTQ+ colleagues.
National Grid was recently crowned a top company of the year at the British Diversity Awards, as well as a top company by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, receiving a score of 100 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index. 2022 is the 5th time National Grid has received the HRC accolade – largely a result of the work that the Pride ERG has delivered in the past years.
The Equality Act: National Grid is a proud member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, pushing for federal legislation that provides equal protection to all LGBTQ+ people across the US.
US Corporate Sponsorships – Parades & Festivals:
Charitable Organizations we are supporting and promoting throughout Pride Month:
- Camp Beyond Binary: A US based LGBTQ+ camp for youth ages 12-18 and staff who embrace the core values of Camp Beyond: justice, empathy, leadership, transformation, and belonging.
- PFLAG (US): The first and largest US organization representing the LGBTQ+ community. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
- FFLAG (UK): The UK counterpart to PFLAG and is dedicated to supporting the inclusion and rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. They also act as a communication channel between members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community.
- AKT (UK): A UK organization which supports LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 in the UK who face homelessness or living in a hostile environment by getting them into safe homes, employment/education, and getting them into a welcoming and open environment.
The Equality Act
National Grid is a proud member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, pushing for federal legislation that provides equal protection to all LGBTQ+ people across the US. Real our response to the House of Representative’s 2021 passage of the Equality Act.
Flag Raising in our Waltham, MA Headquarters
National Grid at Pride Fest 2019
National Grid at World Pride 2019
National Grid at Boston Pride 2018
National Grid at Long Beach Pride 2018