Employee Diversity Programs
Employee Diversity Council (EDC)
Sempra Energy’s commitment to employee diversity extends beyond our recruitment and into the workplace. The Employee Diversity Council (EDC) is a corporate-wide team, led by employees and made up of representatives from around the Sempra Energy family of companies (utility and non-utility assets). The EDC is designed to set strategic direction and best practices for diversity programs and education throughout the business units. The EDC meets quarterly and has an impressive history of accomplishments. They include creating a definition and vision of diversity for the company that is communicated both internally and externally, working with executives to increase their communication to employees and involvement in diversity events, creating a formal mentoring program, and developing an internal diversity website designed to educate employees and keep them updated on diversity developments and events within the company.
Local Diversity & Inclusion Councils (LDICs)
In addition to the EDC are Sempra Energy’s Local Diversity & Inclusion Councils (LDICs). The 13 local councils located throughout the service territory are focused on diversity education and employee engagement programming. The all-volunteer councils drive programs and events at their respective location based on their own unique needs and topics of interest derived from the EDC collaborative experiences. The LDICs are tasked with ensuring inclusion in their workplace.
Diversity Ambassador Program
To ensure employees have access to relevant diversity and inclusion education, the Diversity Ambassador Program was created. More than 30 employees have been trained to present educational modules related to specific diversity topics of interest to our employees. Diversity Ambassadors are deployed to construction and operating yards, support staff meetings and leadership team meetings. The Diversity Ambassador program ensures all employees have timely and relevant information as a way of adding value to our workforce and better understanding our customers.