Diversity & Inclusion
(From Lewis Hay III, Chairman and CEO, NextEra Energy, Inc.)
Achieving success in business begins with people. As one of the nationís premier power companies, NextEra Energy is committed to recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining great people at all levels. A key part of that commitment is to secure and maintain a diverse workforce that can help us meet the continually evolving needs of our customers and others with a stake in our success. To reinforce our commitment, we have undertaken a corporate-wide talent and performance management process, strengthened diversity training for our leaders, and developed the following formal statement to define our companyís position on diversity. We will foster an inclusive business environment that values and leverages the diverse talents, perspectives and ideas of all employees.
At NextEra Energy we define diversity very broadly. It includes traditional measures like gender and ethnicity. Additionally, diversity should include appreciation for differences in thought, style, technical and functional capabilities or leadership. When talented employees from varied backgrounds are engaged and contributing to our business success, we all benefit. Our customers receive safe, reliable, cost-effective quality electric service; our communitiesí needs are recognized and addressed; our employees learn from each other and grow their own capabilities; and shareholders benefit from the higher levels of performance that result when diverse teams address challenges and opportunities.
NextEra Energy, Inc. is committed to building an inclusive business workplace with an environment that values and leverages the diverse talents, perspectives and ideas of all employees.
Diversity of thought, experience, culture and perspective is important to us. To that extent, we are committed to recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce to support our business strategy.
Corporate Diversity Council
NextEra Energy, Inc. has a Corporate Diversity Council that provides high-level oversight, guidance and strategic direction to corporate-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. This diverse group of leaders works together to ensure strategic alignment with business objectives and collaboration across business functions. Overall, itís a meaningful step forward in our commitment to fostering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Employee Network Groups
Equal Employment Opportunity
At NextEra Energy, Inc., we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity and a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Beyond that, we believe diversity and inclusion are values that reflect our culture of respect for the individual and importance we place on our differences.
Our goal is to ensure that opportunities are made available to everyone, without regard to race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or because someone is a disabled veteran.
How do we turn these words into actions?
We do it by ensuring that everyone has the same opportunity when it comes to employment at NextEra Energy. We believe that success in business is all about having great people at all levels, and this success is fostered by an environment of diversity and inclusion that employees experience from recruitment throughout their careers.
In addition to executive-level responsibility for ensuring the success of our equal employment opportunity policy, we have a dedicated Human Resources team to address any issues.