NextEra Energy listed among "Best Companies for Diversity" in HispanicBusiness
Magazine in 2012
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc., parent
company of Florida Power & Light Company, today announced that for the fourth
consecutive year, it has been named to HispanicBusiness Magazine's 2012 list
of the nation's best companies for diversity practices.
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"We're extremely pleased and honored to be named to this prestigious list for
the fourth consecutive year," said Deborah Caplan, executive vice president of
Human Resources and Corporate Services for NextEra Energy. "As part of our
diversity and inclusion strategic plan, we recruit and develop a diverse and
talented workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve, and we are
committed to providing award-winning customer service that is second to none
in our industry. Key to that commitment is ensuring an inclusive work
environment that leverages our employees' incredibly unique talents and
contributions, allowing us to be as responsive as possible to the needs of our
HispanicBusiness Magazine's annual list honors companies for their commitment
to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.
About 33 percent of the employees hired by NextEra Energy in 2012 were
minorities and 17 percent of these were Hispanics. At FPL, 24 percent of its
workforce is Hispanic.
NextEra Energy focuses on Hispanic markets as part of its advertising program
and sponsors a wide range of social, economic development, educational and
community-based initiatives throughout Hispanic communities. Nearly 20 percent
of the company's advertising efforts are focused on Spanish-speaking
customers,and approximately 10 percent of the company's total purchases
during the fiscal year ending 2012 was with small business and minority
contractors.In addition, the company contributed nearly $230,000 to minority
groups and community services, and millions more in indirect contributions.
This year, NextEra Energy employees formed HOLA, or the Hispanic Organization
of Latino Americans. As one of the 10 employee network groups, HOLA promotes
employees' diverse talents and fosters an inclusive business environment. Its
members benefit from information sharing, career development, mentoring and
team building. HOLA supports our corporate diversity and inclusion strategy
and recognizes the value that Hispanic/Latino employees bring to the company's
inclusive work environment.
HispanicBusiness Magazine's complete list of Best Companies for Diversity and
its State of Annual Diversity Report 2012 are available at
Earlier this year, NextEra Energy was honored for the seventh consecutive year
as the number one company in its sector in Fortune magazine's annual "Most
Admired Companies" list. Other honors this year include: one of the "World's
Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time;
Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" list for the second year; and, for
the eighth time, the "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award" by the
National Business Group on Health.
For more information on many of NextEra Energy's social responsibility
initiatives, please view the company's latest sustainability report at
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000
megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and
Canada as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra
Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which
serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of
the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is
the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and
sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free
electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New
Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy
companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com,
SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.
Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc., Media Line: 561-694-4442
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