Duquesne Light Company Highlights Pay Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in CSR Journey

Published on: 17 August 2022
by KnowESG
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The pay equity report highlights the company's continued commitment to making the workplace more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc. (DLH) recently released a follow-up report on diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI). The latest report, "Building a New Table Together: An Addendum on Hiring Practices and Pay Equity," promotes DLH's aim to achieve an equitable, clean energy future for Pittsburgh.

Kevin Walker, president and CEO of DLH, said: 

"Ensuring a clean energy future for all would not be possible without a solid understanding of and commitment to corporate responsibility. We are making significant strides in ensuring that everything we do has a positive impact on our employees, customers, communities, and the environment. Our work is nowhere near finished, but I’m extremely optimistic about the progress we’ve made and the steps we’re taking to achieve our full potential.”

An outside agency conducted a pay study in late 2020 that examined gender, racial, and ethnic equity in the base annual compensation of non-union employees at Duquesne Light Company (DLC), DLH's regulated electric utility. 

The findings revealed nearly equal pay disparities across genders, races, and ethnicities. Women make 99.72% of what men make at DLC, and Black or African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics make 100.73% of what white employees make. To maintain sustained parity, the group aims to reassess compensation statistics every few years.

DLH also keeps an eye on its internal and external hiring practices and strives to create equal opportunity in its early-career pipelines.

Christine Waller, vice president of communications and corporate responsibility at DLH, said: 

"As our workforce becomes more representative of the communities we serve, we benefit from the diversity of thought that these team members bring to our company. Welcoming all employees to an accepting, inclusive environment where they are valued and respected for their work is a vital way for us to recruit and retain talent while better serving our customers and communities.”

Source: Duquesne Light Company

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