CHICAGO — As part of ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) in all aspects of its business, Exelon has named 20 professional service partners to its 2017 D&I Honor Roll. Now in its seventh year, the honor roll recognizes finance, insurance and IT organizations for their work in 2016 to include women, people of color and other diverse groups in key roles on Exelon’s account teams. The annual program will expand this year to include an opportunity for honorees to share best practices with each other and additional participants at a one-day forum focused on encouraging contributions from women and minorities in their businesses.
“Just as we seek to engage professional service firms who are the best at what they do, we want to work with partners who are committed to our values, including fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Jack Thayer, Exelon’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. “In our experience, those things go hand in hand -- having diverse teams leads to stronger results. We want our D&I Honor Roll program to serve as encouragement to other companies, and with the new best practice forum we look forward to learning from them as well.”
Exelon’s D&I honorees have doubled since the program’s inception in 2011. The following companies will be recognized during this year’s 2017 D&I Honor Roll program on July 20:
- Banking: Northern Trust Company, Citibank, MUFG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Mizuho, J.P. Morgan and CIBC
- Insurance: Beecher Carlson, Marsh and Aon
- IT Services: TradeMux LLC, 720 Worldwide Inc., Hi Tech Solutions Inc., ICON Information Consultants and Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Professional Services: Ernst & Young, Willis Towers Watson and PricewaterhouseCoopers
“Exelon and Northern Trust share a common goal of consistently demonstrating accountability and outcomes in our practice of diversity and inclusion,” said Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, a seven-year honoree.
"Hi-Tech Solutions is proud to partner with Exelon as we deliver top talent,” said Stephanie McConnell, Senior Account Executive from Hi-Tech Solutions Inc. “To receive the D&I award for the second year in a row is an honor and our team consciously strives to meet the standards.”
Exelon’s commitment to diverse and inclusive practices also includes arranging $129 million in credit lines last year with 26 community- and minority-owned banks in communities where the company operates across the country. Exelon is also dedicated to working with diverse-certified suppliers as part of its supply chain strategy, spending close to $2 billion with minority, women and veteran-owned suppliers in 2016, a 36 percent increase over the previous year.
This year, DiversityInc. named Exelon a Top 50 company for Diversity. The company also recently joined 150 leading companies for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ , the largest CEO-driven business commitment to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.
To learn more about Exelon’s initiatives to promote D&I across the company, visit exeloncorp.com