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We celebrate diversity and embrace an inclusive culture

At ENGIE North America, we celebrate diversity, and together take action to embrace an inclusive culture to better ourselves, our company, our communities and our world.

ENGIE is a leader in the energy industry with a global platform that has the capacity to significantly improve the lives of our colleagues and set an industry standard in diversity and inclusion. We are more than just an energy company. We seek to effect change, not only in the energy field, but in our environment, health and safety, and human rights. We see diversity as the presence of different and unique identities. At ENGIE North America, we strive to be increasingly diverse and inclusive within our company and our external partners to maximize the unique strengths and perspectives of our employees and partners. We strive for greater diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, age, physical abilities and sexual orientation. It is not only the right thing to do, but it is a powerful benefit and differentiator for our business.  

We pledge our unwavering commitment to the achievement of diversity, equity and inclusion.   

  • Diversity refers the range of human and/or organizational differences and similarities. This range includes the personal dimensions of diversity related to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age and physical ability as well as additional dimensions including, but not limited to, parental/family status, work experience, educational background, geographic location, organizational affiliation, management status, etc. 
  • Equity refers to fairness regarding the utilization of practices, policies and systems maintained by organizations. We seek to remedy inequities which can result from individual differences. Employees can succeed at ENGIE regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, or socioeconomic status, and employees are evaluated only based on performance results, leadership, potential, behaviors and competencies.    
  • Inclusion refers to creating a work environment and culture where all differences are valued, respected and leveraged as a business enabler without bias. It’s a place where employees can feel a sense of belonging. Inclusivity means everyone has opportunity to contribute and achieve success at ENGIE.   
ENGIE and other clean energy industry leaders continue their stand against racism
Clean energy leaders engage against racism
ENGIE and other clean energy industry leaders continue their stand against racism

ENGIE led an industry effort with dozens of renewable energy companies making commitments to advance racial justice, including our own commitments. We started with an initial statement and followed up with immediate action.
We continue our commitment today. 

As leaders in our energy industry, we remain committed to the fight for racial justice and equality.  The need for continuous focus and action in order to dismantle racism and enact real change remains. 

We recognize only by acting together - as companies, as employees and as communities – will racial justice and equality be achieved. As leaders in our energy industry, we take pride in our mission to make the world a better place to live. The responsible, safer and sustainable future we all strive towards can only exist with the eradication of racism. 

 

We are eager to share some of our actions and commitments toward immediate measurable progress to continue our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) journey

  • Building upon the strong commitment from our Executive Committee, we launched our D&I Learning Path focused on unconscious bias and inclusion.
  • We created a D&I committee with cross-functional sub-committees that drafted a charter to guide our actions going forward.
  • We advanced diversity in our hiring practices.
  • We implement charitable giving opportunities to organizations dedicated to diversity, inclusion and equality.
  • Leveraging external expertise to provide an objective perspective on the specific challenges we face as a company, help shape our decisions, and assist us in our 18-month plan of action.
  • Launched and expanded 5 Employee Resource Groups, each with executive sponsors dedicated to the high level of collaborative engagement required for success.
  • We held multiple all-hands expert-led training events with external speakers on D&I Topics.
  • We changed our holiday schedule to include Martin Luther King Day and Veterans Day.
  • Launched back-up childcare and elder care to support families in the workplace.
  • Added Inclusion as part of the Performance Review for all employees and managers.

ENGIE North America “walks the talk” with specific goals, actions and commitments to advance diversity and inclusion  

At ENGIE North America,  we have taken great pride to practice social justice through bold, open, demanding, and caring actions. We are proud of how our employees have joined in their commitment to embody our values and offer solutions to take us to the next level. That is what being “One ENGIE” is all about. We all recognize that we have an important role to play to affect positive change. 

It is only through reflecting the communities we serve and embracing each individual’s unique contributions, that we will advance our purpose to shape a sustainable future. Some of our specific goals, commitments and actions include:  

  • ENGIE has committed to a goal of having women fill 50 percent of management roles across the Group by 2050.  
  • ENGIE North America led an industry effort with dozens of renewable energy companies making commitments to advance racial justice, including our own commitments.  
  • We continue to support and embrace new Employee Resource groups, a grassroots movement led by employees who identify the need to connect as an affinity and advance specific goals.  

Employee Resource Groups empower employees to drive change from grassroots 

Young Professionals Network
YPn continued support and networking while working from home.
Young Professionals Network

Young Professionals Network (YPn) offers young employees a chance to develop professionally and collaborate with peers. The group fosters camaraderie, innovation, and helps young employees be more informed, engaged, and enthusiastic about ENGIE’s mission and strategy by providing exposure, social engagement, and development opportunities for members, allowing them to network, learn, share ideas, develop professionally, and take  initiative by hosting and promoting events. Objectives of the group include: 

  • Provide networking opportunities and professional development for young employees 
  • Foster a culture of inclusion and camaraderie 
  • Increase interest and engagement among young employees  
  • Enhance local and remote collaboration within North America 
  • Build connections with other YPn networks worldwide 
Pride
Pride

Pride provides resources, shapes policies and leads outreach to foster and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community within the company and beyond. The group is structured on three pillars – internal awareness, education and support, and policy and advocacy. Some examples of actions connected to these pillars include:  

  • Mentoring and networking  
  • Participation in the Political Action Committee (PAC) to help inform and shape external government policy  
  • Connection with Human Resources to inform and shape internal company policies 
  • Recruitment activities to help diversify the workforce  
  • Sponsorship of community activities  

Women in Networking

The mission of Women in Networking at ENGIE North America (WiN @Noram) is to advance women professionally, addressing the disparity in gender representation and equity both within ENGIE and in the clean energy sector. The intent of the Network is to provide awareness, programs, and resources to support issues that affect women in the workplace. Our five committees collaborate in support of our Strategic Objectives to:

  • Support solutions and policies that positively impact recruitment and hiring, opportunities for advancement, pay/benefits, etc. for women
  • Advocate, make the business case for, and support policies related to better work-life enrichment
  • Achieve progress toward ENGIE targeted 50/50 project and contribute to progress within the energy industry
  • Create programs to encourage mentorship, sponsorship, and allyship of women within ENGIE North America, both from other women and from male allies
  • Enhance recruitment of woman and foster forums for visibility in the organization and the industry, and better cohesion across the workforce
  • Organize localized community outreach centered on supporting women entering STEM and/or energy industry careers
  • Provide thought leadership and awareness around paths to advancement and success
WiN members support girls who are interested in STEM and careers in energy

Black Employees Network 

Black ENGIE Employee Network (B.E.E.N.) is on a mission to together create and support an inclusive, equitable, and nurturing work culture for Black employees and to influence and support ENGIE North America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Black communities and businesses. Its objectives include:  

  • Networking, professional development and learning opportunities; recruiting and advancing Black employees to mid-level and senior leadership roles 
  • Developing additional programming and policy objectives 
  • Foster inclusion of Black communities and businesses as part of corporate sponsorship opportunities, procurement activities, and internships 
  • Create or support opportunities for ENGIE North America to participate in charitable activities that support underserved Black communities in support of clients’ initiatives and take advantage of community service opportunities near our offices 
  • Collaborate with other groups to provide allyship to fulfill common objectives 
  • Create channels within the organization to encourage allyship with non-Black employees at ENGIE 

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