Let’s Get to Work
It’s 2021, and like most, we’ve hit the ground running. We’ve spent time self-reflecting and want to share our ongoing commitment to elevating diversity and inclusion within our company. Our people are what drive us, and our goal is to cultivate a sense of belonging and create a team where everyone feels like they are part of just that – a team. At Edison Energy, we welcome individuals of varying backgrounds, perspectives, strengths and strive for diversity in race, gender, sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.
We have taken some immediate actions to demonstrate further our continued support and commitment to advancing our overall Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy.
Below is a summary of current DEI initiatives that Edison Energy has already implemented, along with additional practices our team has in the pipeline and ready to bring to action:
- DEI Taskforce: We created a DEI Taskforce to define and develop DEI goals, priorities, and help set a strategy going forward. Some key initiatives include:
- DEI Roadmap: Collaborating directly with our HR team, the Taskforce has identified external partners to help us build our roadmap and strategies.
- Facilitated Discussion: Members of our Taskforce will facilitate companywide sessions to discuss our DEI commitments and goals, gain insight from our employees, and share best practices and tools.
- DEI Corporate Alliances: Edison Energy is actively engaging and aligning with partners who are equally committed to keeping DEI at the forefront of their business. We are proud to be a member of “Renewables Forward” and encourage you to check out this recent press release announcing their HR Playbook launch. As a member of the consortium, we hope to accomplish several key items:
- Uphold the tenets of the HR Playbook, which extend beyond general concepts and focuses on clear, tangible steps that companies such as ours can take to create a more diverse and inclusive environment within our organization
- Gain a better understanding of what our peers are doing related to DEI initiatives/programs
- Understand how we can continue to improve and build upon our efforts to become a part of the solution
- Learn from DEI Best Practices that other industry leaders have already developed
- Leverage the power of numbers for a more meaningful approach and impact as a group than we could potentially have on our own
- Publicly commit to national community outreach programs designed to support social, economic, and environmental well-being in our communities
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training: In 2021, we will introduce training to understand how we can better advocate and integrate DEI into our practices and how our team will benefit from a strong DEI program.
- Hiring Practices: HR has prioritized and expanded the platforms used for posting jobs on recruiting sites, allowing for greater access to candidates with diverse backgrounds. On this front, we are sourcing relevant data analytics to provide visibility into our hiring practices and track relevant metrics to help us measure impactful diversity goals.
- Leadership Meetings: The DEI Taskforce will participate in Quarterly Business Reviews and Leadership meetings to engage and update the extended leadership team on DEI efforts, progress, and status. This forum will enable the Taskforce to partner with and seek leadership feedback on additional call-to-action items.
- Quarterly DEI Newsletter: We believe that real change starts with open dialogue. As such, the Taskforce is publishing a companywide quarterly DEI newsletter to provide tools, resources, and updates to ensure open lines of communication and collaboration.
- Community Support through Charitable Donations: In addition to offering employees the opportunity to continue their participation in the Edison Energy employee matching gift program in 2021, the company is committed to doing more. We will spotlight a charity of the quarter from our DEI champion, where the awarded champion will select a DEI relevant charity to which EE will donate on behalf of that individual.
While these are just some initial steps to advance our DEI journey, we look forward to expanding and improving upon our efforts. This is just the beginning, and we encourage you to connect with us, reach out, and share your perspective. We want to hear from you – come join our mission to change the way the world views energy.
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