All of Us,
Diversity, Equity & InclUSion
Delivering electricity and natural gas to millions of customers across our communities takes the energy of everyone in an environment where we respect, understand and appreciate those we serve and the people around us.
CenterPoint Energy strives to create an environment that safely promotes a sense of belonging for everyone. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are core to who we are, what we do and how we do it. We believe that DE&I are critical components of our long-term business strategy, serving as cornerstones of our service, performance and growth.
We strive to find ways, big and small, to appreciate the value in our differences. It is through the energy of many where we unlock the potential of our company and workforce while, at the same time, supporting our quest to learn better, listen better and do better every day.
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Positioning Statement
At CenterPoint Energy, we strive to advance diversity, equity and inclusion to support our colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and community members, regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, or physical or mental disability, so they have an equal opportunity to thrive and a sense of belonging.
“We are on an important journey across CenterPoint Energy. I look forward to building on our progress and momentum as we work together and strive to find ways, big and small, to appreciate the value in our differences.”
– Kimberly Blasingame, Director, Recruiting and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CenterPoint Energy has defined five strategic pillars of diversity, equity and inclusion:
Creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the diverse skills, abilities and talents of our workforce.
Commitment to support the core giving areas that are reflective of our communities.
Developing strong relationships with a diverse supplier base to continually improve business opportunities.
Identifying, attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent with the best abilities.
Recognizing the diversity of our customers and meeting the needs of the communities we serve.
GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT
CenterPoint Energy’s Compensation Committee oversees the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, in addition to compensation policies and practices. The full Board of Directors receives periodic updates regarding these matters.
Our leadership and employees share in implementing our diversity, equity and inclusion company-wide commitment by treating each other, our customers and our stakeholders with respect and fairness, and by promoting inclusion and belonging in their business interactions.
Our company-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council provides governance and oversight on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, promotes company diversity activities and drives company-wide communication. Our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and our Executive Vice President and General Counsel serve as executive sponsors.
is on a quest.
A quest to learn better.
To listen better. To do better.