Ameren Named Among Best Utilities in Nation for Diversity
DiversityInc recognizes company's hiring, sourcing, and leadership practices
ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013
ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the fourth year in a row, Ameren
Corporation was selected by DiversityInc as a Top 7 Regional Utility for
Diversity for 2013. The designation recognizes Ameren's commitment to hiring
diverse candidates, contracting with diverse suppliers, and leadership's
commitment to promoting a workplace of inclusion.Ameren ranks fourth on the
"Regional Utilities" Specialty List this year.
"Under CEO Tom Voss and Chief Diversity Officer Sharon Harvey Davis, this
utility has become a model of an inclusive workplace," said Luke Visconti, CEO
of DiversityInc. DiversityInc is the leading source of information on
diversity management. The company is a consultancy and publishes two websites,
DiversityInc.com and DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine,
published five times a year.
DiversityInc lauded Ameren's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the
workplace in several areas:
oCEO commitment to diversity. Voss has been recognized by DiversityInc for
proactively building an inclusive environment where employees are
encouraged to share their ideas openly.
oDemographic representation. Diversity and Human Resources have teamed to
develop and execute a plan to serve as a roadmap to achieve the company's
diverse hiring objectives.
oSupplier Diversity. Ameren's total non-fuel spend with diverse suppliers
in 2012 was $127 million.
DiversityInc also acknowledged Ameren's diversity training and mentoring
programs, its six employee resource groups and a Diversity Council ranked
among the top 25 in the nation.
"Fostering an environment of inclusion where diverse perspectives and ideas
are valued is an investment in our employees," said Harvey Davis. "We know
this commitment resonates into the communities where we work and live to power
the quality of life for our residential customers and businesses."
The full list of 2013 honorees can be found at
With assets of approximately $22 billion, Ameren serves 2.4 million electric
customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile
area of Missouri and Illinois.
SOURCE Ameren Corporation
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