ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Ameren Corporation was selected by DiversityInc as a Top 7 Regional Utility for Diversity for 2013. The designation recognizes Ameren's commitment to hiring diverse candidates, contracting with diverse suppliers, and leadership's commitment to promoting a workplace of inclusion. Ameren ranks fourth on the "Regional Utilities" Specialty List this year.
"Under CEO Tom Voss and Chief Diversity Officer Sharon Harvey Davis, this utility has become a model of an inclusive workplace," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. DiversityInc is the leading source of information on diversity management. The company is a consultancy and publishes two websites, DiversityInc.com and DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine, published five times a year.
DiversityInc lauded Ameren's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace in several areas:
- CEO commitment to diversity. Voss has been recognized by DiversityInc for proactively building an inclusive environment where employees are encouraged to share their ideas openly.
- Demographic representation. Diversity and Human Resources have teamed to develop and execute a plan to serve as a roadmap to achieve the company's diverse hiring objectives.
- Supplier Diversity. Ameren's total non-fuel spend with diverse suppliers in 2012 was $127 million.
DiversityInc also acknowledged Ameren's diversity training and mentoring programs, its six employee resource groups and a Diversity Council ranked among the top 25 in the nation.
"Fostering an environment of inclusion where diverse perspectives and ideas are valued is an investment in our employees," said Harvey Davis. "We know this commitment resonates into the communities where we work and live to power the quality of life for our residential customers and businesses."
The full list of 2013 honorees can be found at DiversityInc.com/top7regionalutilities.
With assets of approximately $22 billion, Ameren serves 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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