Sempra Energy has joined a consortium of more than 150 of the world’s leading companies to sign on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion,™ a CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
By signing on to this commitment, Debra L. Reed, Sempra Energy’s chairman, president and CEO, is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best practices can be shared across organizations to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“By working together toward diversity and inclusion within our workplaces, industries, and broader business community, we can cultivate real results that make our society better,” said Reed, in a statement. “It is for this reason that diversity and inclusion have long been part of the very fabric of our company.”
The company, which established a dedicated office of Diversity & Inclusion in 1998, develops programs at all levels of the company that support employees, suppliers and the communities where it operates.
“When it comes to increasing diversity and inclusion, I don’t think there is a single path to success. A common thread, however, is a commitment that never ends – one that becomes embedded in an organization’s unique culture,” added Reed.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ coalition represents more than 50 industries, every U.S. state and millions of employees globally. The coalition is committed to taking the following steps to increase diversity and foster inclusion within their respective organizations and the larger business community:
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion.
- Implement and expand unconscious bias education.
- Share best practices.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is a step forward in advancing diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the company created CEOAction.com – a hub for information sharing, idea generation and program development.