This definitive list of UK based organisations recognises those that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within the company. Representing the promotion of all strands of Diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion, the inaugural list was published on 30 November 2017.
The List recognises the outstanding efforts of employers that are on a journey to reinforce their commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.
Dave Newborough, E.ON UK’s HR Director said: “We’re extremely proud that E.ON UK is the only energy company to reach the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. At E.ON we’re committed to integrating diversity and inclusion into everything we do and recognise that it’s vital for us to be able to offer the best service to our diverse customer base and so it’s fantastic to get recognition for our commitment in this area.”
E.ON is a member of The Energy & Utility Skills Partnership, which is a collaboration of 29 sector employers working together to address current and future skills and workforce issues. This Partnership brings together sector employers and has published the first-ever strategic workforce and skills strategy for the whole sector. A priority of the Skills Strategy is to ‘Take an inclusive approach, ensuring our sector can appeal to all communities, abilities, generations and genders, including extending opportunities to hard-to-reach talent pools in order to attract and retain diverse talent.’
Chief Executive of the Energy & Utility Skills Group, Nick Ellins commented: “Congratulations to E.ON. This is a fantastic achievement and well-deserved. The energy and utilities sector needs to recruit 221,000 people over the next 10 years, with 20% of its workforce retiring over that same period. Raising awareness of the sector and attracting candidates from the broadest range of skills and abilities possible, irrespective of gender, ethnic background, age or sexuality is vital in ensuring we are equipped to carry on serving 65 million people every day with high quality infrastructure and essential services.”