Sempra Energy Named One of the 'Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality'
Company Also Ranked Highest US Utility on Ernst & Young's Women in Power and Utilities Index
Sempra Energy was named a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality," receiving its 10th consecutive perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"Inclusion is a competitive differentiator for Sempra," said G. Joyce Rowland, senior vice president and chief culture officer for Sempra Energy. "Our employees act with energy and purpose, finding new ways to create positive impacts in the communities we serve. We take pride in being a company of ideas while actively seeking to understand how we can foster a more inclusive, high-performing culture."
The Corporate Equality Index is released annually and serves as the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
"The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores," said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
Women in Power and Utilities Index
The distinction follows Sempra Energy's recognition as the highest-ranked U.S. utility by Ernst & Young on its Women in Power and Utilities Index, released earlier this month.
"Imagine if utilities could meet exponential disruption with exponential inclusion," said Cyntressa Dickey, people advisory services leader of Ernst & Young Americas Energy. "Providing equitable opportunities to the right talent could further drive innovation and deliver value quicker to customers."
Since 2014, the Ernst & Young index has put a focus on utilities with women in senior leadership roles, and those that practice diverse perspectives at the leadership level. The number of women in upper management at Sempra Energy has increased by 34 percent over the last five years.