Our vision is for AVANGRID to be a destination where talented and committed people want to build long-term careers. We strive to build and sustain a diverse workforce with a rich mix of differences, inclusive workplaces where each of us feel valued and connected, and equitable opportunities to grow and develop – no matter where we work. Our employees provide the energy and innovation that drives AVANGRID, enabling us to continue putting customers first and succeed in a competitive market.
What Diversity & Inclusion Mean to Us
At AVANGRID, diversity encompasses all the dimensions that make each of us one-of-a-kind, including ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, personality, beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and more. We believe innovation thrives in inclusive environments where our inherent worth is recognized, we can be authentic with one another, and know we belong to something bigger. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy has three areas of focus, with annual initiatives tied to each:
Increasing diverse representation, especially in positions of influence and decision-making, that supports our mission for continued innovation and change.
Removing barriers and promoting equitable opportunities where each of us can grow and develop.
Establishing and sustaining pathways that build connections with others in and outside of AVANGRID.
The roadmap to Destination AVANGRID is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our workforce, our business and our environment. It includes diverse, inclusive and equitable initiatives that tie to AVANGRID’s values of Sustainability, Agility, and Collaboration.
As a purpose-driven organization, we believe sustainable growth requires a diverse and inclusive workplace built on individual accountability and commitment to serving others. As we focus on creating a more clean and connected future, we have become members of Paradigm for Parity and the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Additionally, we are partnering with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to champion change within our industry.
Some recent examples of our progress against our roadmap
AVANGRID Employee Behaviors
Exhibiting behaviors that embrace diversity & inclusion are a measurable part of talent, leadership development, and performance management activities across all employees.
Annual Employee Engagement Survey
The Loop, AVANGRID’s annual employee engagement survey, provides specific and actionable insights on a wide range of topics, from resources and leadership to culture and belonging. The Loop offers an opportunity for every employee to share their thoughts about what’s working and where we have room to improve, which drives continuous improvement priorities each year.
Diversity is a key component of our succession planning process and quarterly talent discussions are focused on cultivating the next generation of AVANGRID leaders.
Early Career Programs
Each year we invest in a variety of strategic early career and campus partnerships with organizations working to advance professional and leadership diversity in the workplace.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
In 2020, we brought together a diverse group of employees across our business areas who are partnering with leadership to strengthen our work-life community, while promoting an organizational culture that supports inclusion and belonging.
Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
We understand that establishing and sustaining tangible pathways for connections, inside and outside of AVANGRID, is an important piece of building community. We have a growing network of BRGs for our employee community including:
Our employees also play a key role in planning and celebrating diverse occasions including AVANGRID’s Heritage/Affinity Month events. Each year we grow and find new ways to recognize these celebrations of diversity in our communities.