Diversity, Equity & InclUSion
Delivering natural gas and electricity to millions of customers across our communities takes the energy of everyone in a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where we respect, understand and appreciate each other, those we serve and the people around us.
CenterPoint Energy’s responsibility is creating an environment that safely promotes a sense of belonging for everyone. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to who we are, what we do and how we do it. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion 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
At CenterPoint Energy, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion to support our colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and community members, regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical or mental disability, so they have an equal opportunity to thrive.
“We are on an important journey to enhance our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion 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 skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.
Commitment to support the core giving areas that are reflective of our communities.
Developing strong relationships with diverse suppliers to continually improve business. opportunities
Identifying, attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent.
Recognizing the diversity of our clients and meeting the needs of the communities we serve.
We have formed a companywide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council to provide governance and oversight on diversity and inclusion efforts, promote company diversity activities and drive companywide communication. Our Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer and our Executive Vice President & General Counsel serve as executive sponsors.
Our Board’s Compensation Committee oversees the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, in addition to compensation policies and practices. Our leadership and employees share in implementing this companywide commitment by treating each other, our customers and our stakeholders with respect and fairness, and by promoting inclusion in their business interactions.
is on a quest.
A quest to learn better.
To listen better.
To do better. Every day.