Sempra Recognized as a Top Utility for Diversity and Inclusion
For the 10th consecutive year, Sempra Energy was named to DiversityInc’s “Top Utilities” list, which recognizes companies across the nation for their practices related to hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans.
“At Sempra, we are guided by our values and remain committed to building an inclusive workplace, where we embrace diverse views, backgrounds, and experiences,” said Karen Sedgwick, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Sempra Energy. “Through concrete actions, we continue to advance our high-performance culture and maintain a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic and best selves to work.”
In addition to our inclusion as the second-highest ranking company on the “Top Utilities for 2021” list, Sempra Energy was ranked on four other specialty lists by DiversityInc:
- #3 – Top Regional Companies
- #12 – Top Companies for Talent Acquisition for Women of Color
- #13 – Top Companies for Board of Directors
- #40 – Top Companies for Environmental and Social Governance (ESG)
Advancing a High-Performance Culture
Sempra Energy's focus on building a high-performance culture across its family of companies is underpinned by our long history of promoting safety, advancing workforce training and development, and fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced.
The Sempra Energy family of companies offers a variety of programs to enhance diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, including 16 employee councils, mentorship programs, trainings and monthly educational webinars. Understanding that a commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top, Sempra Energy is a founding member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative and a member of the Paradigm for Parity coalition, which promotes gender parity in the workplace.
The company has held dozens of enterprise-wide and department-level conversations and engaged thousands of employees at all levels to actively participate in discussions on the impacts of racism. The feedback from these conversations provided a framework for our enterprise-wide action plan, a roadmap to improving equity in our workplace and in the communities we serve.
Recently, we coined the phrase "#WeAreSempra" as short-hand to signify our values and related behaviors. Promoting an inclusive environment and embracing diverse backgrounds and perspectives remain integral parts of #WeAreSempra and our high-performance culture.
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. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. Learn more at diversityinc.com.