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Valuing a diverse and inclusive workforce

Exelon operates in a world rich in diversity–in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, experience and thought. To achieve our vision to be the best, we value diversity by:

  • Integrating diversity and inclusion as a business imperative and a core value
  • Attracting, retaining and advancing employees who will best serve and represent our customers, partners and communities
  • Providing a workplace that ensures we respect one another and that each of us has the opportunity to grow and contribute at our greatest potential

Because our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion is straightforward:

  •  Our employees will be more engaged, productive and committed
  •  The communities and the people we serve will grow and flourish
  •  Our customers, regulators and elected officials will be more responsive and supportive
  •  Our business decisions will be better informed and considered
  •  Our company will be positioned for continued growth
  •  Our shareholders will benefit

“At Exelon, we believe that we can deliver best on our commitments … by having a diverse and inclusive team. Including diverse perspectives into our thinking leads to greater innovation, increased employee engagement and better solutions to take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges.”

Christopher M. Crane President & CEO

Diversity and Inclusion Goals

Diverse & Inclusive Workforce - To attract, develop, and retain talent of all backgrounds that reflects the realities of our marketplace, our communities, and the relevant labor market

Inclusive Workplace - To create a culture of inclusion through consistent and sustained execution of the Exelon Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, including progress measurement and accountability for results

Diverse Suppliers - Achieve a diverse range of suppliers, vendors, and service providers

Community Relationships - Ensure that Exelon leadership has a significant reach and visible presence in a strategic core group of diverse, community-based organizations (CBOs)

Leader in Diversity & Inclusion - To position Exelon to be recognized as a diversity and inclusion leader by its employees; by local, regional, and national thought leaders; and by the communities it serves

"We benefit from a diverse corporate culture and foster a work environment that is inclusive and focused on collaboration. The diverse perspectives of our employees enable Exelon to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities like no other company, adding value for our customers and our shareholders."

Amy Best, SVP & Chief HR Officer

Employee Resource Groups - Another Dimension of Diversity and Inclusion

Exelon’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support diversity and inclusion, bring insight to Exelon’s strategies and goals, and serve as a resource to the corporation and its employees. The groups are self-initiated, voluntary, corporate-wide, free of charge and inclusive to all employees.  Current ERGs represent various communities including:

  • African Americans 
  • Latinos
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals 
  • Women 
  • Military/Veterans
  • Developing Young Professionals 
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Asian Americans
  • Environmental Focused 

Employee Resource Groups are an integral part of Exelon’s diversity and inclusion strategy, as they strengthen employee links, raise awareness, share knowledge, provide perspectives, improve recruitment, promote personal growth and serve as a forum for education, communication and professional development. Externally, they work to strengthen corporate citizenship, alert Exelon to new market opportunities and build ties to the communities in which the organization operates.

Reflecting the Communities We Serve

In support of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Exelon partners with a number of national and local organizations to reach a diverse pipeline of talent. 

Awards and Recognition

Extensive leadership involvement and employee engagement have helped advance Exelon’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Exelon continues to outpace its national peers in the diversity of its senior executives and board members. Exelon’s commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion has been recognized with an array of awards and recognition including:

  • Equality Forum’s International Business Leadership Award 2013
    The Equality Forum presented Exelon the International Business Leadership Award in recognition of the company’s longstanding commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion and equality in the workplace. Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents the largest annual international LGBT civil rights summit. 
  • Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois 2013
    The National Diversity Council recognized Exelon SVP and Treasurer Stacie Frank as one of the Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois for her leadership excellence, record of accomplishments, impact on Exelon, commitment to the well-being of the community and commitment to the highest ethical standards. The award honors high-ranking female executives across industries.
  • Transformational Leadership Award 2013
    The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council presented Exelon and ComEd the Transformational Leadership Award in recognition of the companies’ leadership and innovation in the area of supplier diversity in Illinois.
  •  Military Times EDGE Magazine's "Best for Vets" Employers 2013
    Military Times EDGE ranked Exelon No. 40 out of more than 1,000 major corporations surveyed in its Best for Vets 2013: Employers ranking, which recognizes companies for military-friendly policies and programs to actively recruit and hire military veterans.
  • Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work 2011-2013
    For the third consecutive year, Exelon earned a perfect 100% rating and was named a "Best Place to Work" on HRC's Corporate Equality Index. The index recognizes large U.S. employers for inclusive policies and practices pertaining to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
  • G.I. Jobs Top Military Friendly Employers 2008-2013
    Named one of the 100 most military-friendly employers for 2013, marking the sixth consecutive year Exelon has appeared on the list. The list recognizes the top 2 percent of more than 5,000 eligible companies for their long-term commitment to recruiting and retaining former military personnel and favorable policies for Reserve/Guard members called to active duty.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report
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Exelon Corporation Sustainability Report


Learn more about our diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives in our Sustainability Report.

Exelon continues to build on its enhanced diversity and inclusion strategy, originally developed in 2008, to ensure that we foster a culture that recognizes our similarities and embraces our differences.
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Diversity in Action

Exelon will only achieve D&I excellence through RESPECT

Recognize that every employee at every level is valuable
Ensure that every employee has the opportunity to grow and succeed
Sustain our commitment to D&I goals, objectives and progress measurement
Practice what we preach
Engage employee network groups in recruiting and retention strategies
Celebrate our achievements
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