JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, NextEra Energy, Inc., parent company of Florida Power & Light Company, has been named one of the nation's best companies for diversity practices by HispanicBusiness Media.
The annual list honors companies for their commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.
"At NextEra Energy, we recruit and develop a diverse workforce that's committed to excellence and to doing the right things for our customers. We're proud of our strong commitment to diversity in recruiting and advancement, and we're grateful for the recognition from HispanicBusiness Media," said NextEra Energy Executive Vice President of Human Resources Shaun Francis.
NextEra Energy draws talent from a diverse pool of qualified candidates. It welcomes them to a vibrant business environment that values people with varied backgrounds and perspectives, challenges them with exciting work, and leverages their unique contributions. Last year, nearly four of every 10 new employees at NextEra Energy were members of minority groups.
FPL focuses on Hispanic markets as part of its advertising program and sponsors a wide range of social, economic development, educational and community involvement initiatives in Hispanic communities. In addition, FPL purchased more than $365 million in goods and services from small-business and minority suppliers during the last fiscal year.
The full Diversity Best Companies list for 2012 from HispanicBusiness Media is available at: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/branded/2012/best_schools_best_companies/best_companies_directory_1.asp
Earlier this year, NextEra Energy was honored for the sixth consecutive year as the No. 1 company in its sector in Fortune magazine's annual "Most Admired Companies" list. For more information on many of NextEra Energy's social responsibility initiatives, please view the company's latest sustainability report at www.NextEraEnergy.com.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada as of year-end 2011. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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