Sempra Energy Named A 2020 Leading Disability Employer
Oct 5, 2020
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has recognized Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) as a 2020 Leading Disability Employer for adopting exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities.
"All of us across the Sempra Energy family of companies are honored to be recognized for our concerted efforts to create an accepting and comfortable work environment for people with visible and non-visible disabilities," said Karen Sedgwick, senior vice president, chief human resources officer for Sempra Energy. "This recognition reflects the proud work carried out by our operating companies, our diversity and inclusion team, as well as our executive leaders, in shaping a culture that accepts and validates people from all walks of life."
This annual recognition is designed to commend those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
Sempra Energy and its family of companies understand that diversity drives performance. By raising awareness of individual experiences and embracing an active dialogue to normalize disability, Sempra Energy actively seeks to foster a more inclusive, high-performing culture, where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
One critical way Sempra Energy and its family of companies strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve is by working with nonprofit organizations advocating for individuals with disabilities to identify job opportunities that leverage their unique talents. As part of its commitment to living the value of championing people, Sempra has a robust team to facilitate accommodation requests from employees and support efforts to enable them to contribute to their full potential. By shining a spotlight on disability through programs such as inclusion webinars, Sempra Energy and its family of companies encourage all employees to challenge biases and make personal commitments to driving inclusion for all.
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