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Our people

Find out how we are working to ensure all people are treated fairly and given the opportunity to thrive at work.

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Our journey so far

We’re committed to creating a work environment where our people feel respected and are treated fairly, empowered to be themselves and valued for their skills, backgrounds, expertise and insights; we want everybody to thrive at National Grid. Making sure our workforce reflect the diversity of the communities we serve is important to us and we believe that not only is it the right thing to do, it is also critical for enabling us to successfully lead the clean energy transition and help the UK deliver net zero. The health, safety and wellbeing of employees and contractors is our primary concern and a key priority for everyone at National Grid.

We maintain fairness across the organisation for pay and make sure our pay practices do not show bias. We’re a living wage employer in the UK and undertake a Living Wage review each year to ensure continued alignment and in the US all colleagues are paid above the statutory minimum in each state. We also review gender pay gaps and ethnicity pay gaps annually in both the UK and US.

Our Responsible Business Charter highlights our commitments and ambitions to ensure our people are respected and treated fairly.

Our commitments 

  • Be as transparent aspossible internally and externally on gender and ethnicity/ race 
  • Work until pay equity is achieved for our employees 
  • Achieve 50% diversity in our Senior Leadership group by 2025 
  • Achieve 50% diversity inall our new talent programmes by 2025 
  • Provide unconscious bias training to all our people 

Our ambitions 

  • Eradicate discrimination of any kind 
  • Among our people, reflect the diversity of the communities we serve 
  • Develop the skills needed for the net zero workforce of the future by investing indeveloping our people

Learn what we’re doing to support our people

You can read our latest stories below, detailing some of the work we’re doing on our support our people throughout our journey to net zero.

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Women in energy

We’re making strong progress in our goal towards gender equality at National Grid, and recognise that we can play a part in helping to ensure that women are equally represented in the energy industry.

Meet some of the women who are working to shape the future of the energy system, from inspiring innovations in renewable energy to breaking down stereotypes in engineering.

Read more

Our other responsible business pillars

We have identified the other key areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.