With internal programs and a growing list of external recognitions, workplace diversity and inclusion remains a strong asset for Duke Energy.

Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

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Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is critical as we transform to better serve our customers and local communities. That’s why Duke Energy joined a national coalition of business leaders pledging to advance D&I in the workplace.

Launched in June 2017, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ brings together business leaders committing themselves – and the organizations they lead – to take concrete actions to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion represents nearly 70 industries, all 50 states and millions of employees globally. Organizations joining the pledge commit to taking three initial actions:

  1. Cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion;
  2. Implement and expand unconscious bias education; and
  3. Share best practices with member companies.

Duke Energy is firmly committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in our workplace and the communities we serve. Recent recognition underscores the progress we’re making, including recognition from Human Rights Campaign as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” and Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for Diversity.” Among the D&I programs that Duke Energy offers are:

  • A 20-year-old network of Employee Resource Groups representing African-Americans, Hispanics, women, people with disabilities, new employees, veterans and the LGBT community that work to address the needs of employees, communities and customers.
  • Diversity Councils that sponsor local D&I education and awareness activities, and support our diverse customers through volunteerism and community outreach.
  • An unconscious bias training program that was piloted with 75 leaders in 2016 and expanded to include an additional 477 leaders in 2017.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ brings together business leaders committing themselves – and the organizations they lead – to take concrete actions to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.