Xcel Energy honored again as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality
For the sixth year in a row Xcel Energy has been honored as a best place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality. The Minneapolis-based company again earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
“As a company, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all our employees feel welcome and supported,” said Bob Frenzel, Chairman, president and CEO. “It’s an honor to be recognized again by The Human Rights Campaign for our efforts in advancing LGBTQ+ workplace equality.”
“We strive to weave diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our company- through our culture, benefits, policies and daily interactions. It’s integral to how we support our employees and show up for our customers,” said Darla Figoli, executive vice president, Human Resources and Employee Services, and chief human resources officer. “We are proud to have been recognized for the sixth consecutive year for our leadership in this important area.”
Xcel Energy has been included in the Corporate Equality Index for 19 years and joins more than 840 businesses to earn a perfect score in 2022. This number of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” designees is up nearly 10 percent from 767 last year. The first index, released in 2002, had 13 top-rated companies.
Xcel Energy achieved a 100% equality rating on CEI’s index based on several factors, including non-discrimination policies across all business areas, offering equitable benefits to LGBTQ employees and their families and maintaining an inclusive culture that supports corporate social responsibility.
Maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion has long been one of Xcel Energy’s core corporate values. Since 1995, Xcel Energy has offered benefits to employees’ domestic partners and children. The company continually develops new initiatives and implements training to promote a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the organization.