Recognizing Diversity & Inclusion
At AEP, we take deliberate actions to create a work environment in which employees are valued and the diversity and richness of the backgrounds and perspectives of our people are embraced. An inclusive environment allows us to leverage the diverse talent of our workforce for business success. In turn, employees who are included and respected are more likely to be engaged, to be innovative and creative, and to be high-performing contributors. It also says a lot about who we are as a company.
According to the latest Gallup research, the most engaged employees are those working in an open, fair and diverse environment. For the second consecutive year, we are continuing to use the Inclusiveness Index to measure our progress. On a scale of one to five, our mean score was 4.01. We anticipate continued improvement based on the tactics in the diversity and inclusion roadmap through 2025.
Recognition for our Diversity and Inclusion efforts:
- For the third year in a row, AEP was recognized as one of the nation’s 2018 Best Places to Work in the Disability Equality Index (DEI). The Abled and Disabled Allies Partnering Together (ADAPT) ERG is one of the driving forces behind our continued recognition.
In January 2019, we were recognized among the top 230 companies in 10 sectors included in Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI)
, which recognizes companies who are trailblazers in their commitment to gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
- In early 2019, AEP was named to Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity, which includes 500 of the top companies that disclose the most diverse boards and executive ranks and the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- We also earned a spot on Forbes inaugural Best Employers for Women list in 2018. AEP ranked 193 out of 300 corporations, universities and organizations, and third in the Utilities category.