Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment
Exelon operates in a world rich in diversity—in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, experience and thought. Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Exelon strengthen our company and communities by:
- Attracting, developing, and retaining talent of all backgrounds that reflect the realities of our marketplace and communities, and the relevant labor market.
- Creating a culture of inclusion through consistent and sustained execution of the Exelon DEI strategy, including progress measurement and accountability for results.
- Achieving a diverse range of suppliers, vendors, and service providers.
- Ensuring that Exelon leadership has a significant reach and visible presence in a strategic core group of diverse community-based organizations.
- Seeking to be recognized as a DEI leader by our employees, customers and communities.
We are engaging with employees to drive an improved culture of accountability for DEI. All non-represented employees are assigned an annual DEI performance goal to help us achieve a more inclusive culture. We will continue to focus on these internal goals in the future, identifying and setting more specific goals while emphasizing both individual and organizational action in support of DEI.
We seek to bring economic equity and empowerment to underserved communities by helping create jobs and opportunities where too few exist today. We support an extensive array of STEM learning programs to educate the next generation workforce and advance meaningful change. For example, our annual STEM Leadership Academy provides young women the opportunity to participate in mentor-guided, hands-on activities and experiments, preparing them for future careers in STEM where women and people of color are traditionally underrepresented.
With over 77 different workforce development programs across our six utilities, we are working to equip the unemployed and underemployed in our operating regions with valuable job skills. A highlight of our workforce development efforts — Infrastructure Academies at each of Exelon's utilities — create pathways into utility careers through training programs offered in partnership with other entities. Examples include the ComEd CONSTRUCT program, sponsored by a coalition of construction and related industry companies providing equal employment opportunities in Illinois, and Pepco's D.C. Infrastructure Academy that prepares participants for jobs with leading companies, helping to create a path to the middle class.
We continued to increase our total diverse supply spend and set new records. We continue to enhance partnerships with regional chambers of commerce to provide grants and small business loans to help strengthen minority-owned small businesses and foster economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. Additionally, Exelon has launched a new pilot program with three regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council to grow minority-owned businesses in the utility industry, focusing on Exelon's key markets.