WALTHAM, Mass., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- National Grid has been ranked one of the top utilities for diversity and inclusion. The ranking was announced this week at DiversityInc's keystone annual event in New York City.
"We have always been committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve," said Dean Seavers, President, National Grid US. "As we embark on a journey to becoming a leader in the decarbonization of the northeast, it's more important than ever to have diverse perspectives and ideas that will help us innovate and succeed for our customers."
National Grid published the Northeast 80x50 Pathway in June 2018 and is committed to supporting its customers and communities in the clean energy transition. Enabling that shift will require engaged employees who feel safe and supported in bringing their best selves to work every day.
"At National Grid, championing diversity and inclusion means taking action," said Keith Hutchison, National Grid's Senior Vice President, US Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer. "Our efforts to develop active and meaningful employee resource groups have made us a better organization and employer."
The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.
About DiversityInc: The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc.
SOURCE National Grid