Forbes Names AVANGRID One of Connecticut’s Best-In-State Employers 2020
ORANGE, Conn. — September 17, 2020 — AVANGRID (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020.
Headquartered in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has 1,700 Connecticut-based employees and three companies, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas serving the state as part of its nationwide portfolio of electric, gas and renewable energy companies.
“Our employees provide the energy and innovation that drive AVANGRID forward,” said AVANGRID CEO Dennis Arriola. “At AVANGRID, we work together to deliver a more accessible clean energy model for our customers that promotes healthier, more sustainable communities every day. We’re proud to be recognized as one of Connecticut’s best employers.”
Forbes and Statista, Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, selected America’s Best-in-State Employers based on an independent survey of approximately 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce by assessing Atmosphere & Development, Company Image, Working Conditions, Salaries & Wages, and Diversity.
“We have been deliberate in our actions to establish AVANGRID as an employer of choice,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Peter Church. “At AVANGRID, we believe it is essential to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees have the opportunity to grow and develop. We know the responsibility we have to customers and our community, and have been extremely thoughtful about the investments we have made and continue to make in our people.”
For more than 100 years, AVANGRID’s three utility networks in Connecticut have been providing reliable service across state. Established in 1847, Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) serves approximately 203,000 customers; Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), established in 1848, services approximately 181,500 customers; and United Illuminating (UI), began its operations in 1899 and serves approximately 339,000 customers in the state.
This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the. The full awards list can be viewed on the Forbes website.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $35 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
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