A diverse workforce
Almost 18% of our total workforce have declared themselves to be of ‘minority’ racial or ethnic heritage. We recognise the value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture bring to our business and have many initiatives to encourage and promote this.
National Grid was ranked 9th (globally) and 3rd (in Europe) in the Women in Power and Utilities Index top 20 for 2016. The index tracks gender diversity in leadership.
By introducing a diverse panel interview approach to appoint senior leaders, we have seen an increase in gender diversity and BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) representation on our Network Capability Electricity leadership team. We have also established development programmes for BAME employees to build leadership capability.