Exelon’s efforts to hire, retain and promote employees from a variety of backgrounds and to create an inclusive culture have secured the company three separate honors in 2019, including 24th place on DiversityInc’s list of the Top 50 Companies.
Exelon owns Delmarva Power a part of the Pepco Holdings utility business of Exelon.
Exelon moved up eight positions in the rankings compared with 2018 as a result of continued focus on diversity and inclusion, including its work with the United Nations Women HeForShe campaign.
“Diversity and inclusion are core values at Exelon, leading to greater innovation, market competitiveness and better solutions for our customers,” said Chris Crane, Exelon’s CEO. “We are proud to be included among such top-tier companies and this recognition by DiversityInc for a fifth year reaffirms that we are fulfilling our commitment.”
The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management, a release stated. The ranking is based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity.
The winning companies excel in areas such as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans. The organization also named Exelon one of the “Top 10 Companies for Diverse Leadership” (number 4), as well as a “Top Company for Veterans.” Exelon is also the top-rated electric company in the DiversityInc Top 50 list.
Military Times Magazine agreed with this assessment, recently naming Exelon one of the nation’s “Best for Vets,”
Additionally, Forbes named Exelon to its second annual list of the Best Employers for Diversity in a national survey made up of rankings based on feedback from a company’s own employees.
In 2017, the company joined the HeForShe campaign, pledging to invest $3 million from the Exelon Foundation in STEM programs for young women and girls and to improve the company’s retention of women by 2020. This follows Exelon’s decision in 2016 to support employees by expanding its family leave policy and joining over 100 companies in signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
Further infomation is available at exeloncorp.com/careers.