AEP Sustainability - Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

At AEP, we value a supportive, inclusive business environment for our employees that reflects the diversity of the communities where we live, work and operate. We are committed to providing opportunities for all employees to advance and unlock the power of perspectives to better serve our customers, drive innovation and generate sustainable growth for our company.

Diversity and inclusion are key components to our business strategy. We believe a commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to remain competitive and to attract and retain the best talent. A diverse, inclusive and highly engaged workforce not only improves organizational performance but also improves company culture – creating an environment that welcomes different experiences, beliefs, ideas, backgrounds and thoughts.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: We are committed to a culture where differences are valued and recognized as a significant, positive influence on AEP’s ability to serve and support our employees, customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders.

AEP is committed to disclosing our human capital management data. The following metrics can be found in our 2020 GRI Report:

Learn more about our progress in our 2020 Sustainability Goals Progress Report.

Partnerships for Success

We fuel our diversity efforts through a number of internal and external initiatives, programs and partnerships. Through educational institutions, professional associations, community organizations, employee resource groups (ERGs) and leadership development forums, we focus on building and fostering partnerships that give us greater access to diverse talent.

We are proud to support and participate in a number of partnerships, including Paradigm for Parity®, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and the Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equity. We also have relationships with many other diverse organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Prospanica and Human Rights Campaign (HRC). These partnerships expose AEP to more diverse talent and help us become a recognized partner and leader among potential employees. We also have alliances with several colleges and universities that broaden our access to diverse candidates.