From our hiring and retention practices to our support and development for women in our workforce – maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace is core to how we do business. Today, we are honoured to announce that our efforts in this important area have been recognized with our inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI).
“We are pleased to be recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Investing in and fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace brings different perspectives, experiences and styles together that drive a stronger overall business,” said Pam Ramotowski, Vice President, Human Resources, Seven Generations Energy. “Our approach to attracting and retaining talent is founded in the principles of equity and a merit-based approach that ensures we have the right talent in the right roles. We strive to build and support a culture that allows our staff to bring their whole selves to work and celebrates our differences. We believe these differences are what makes Seven Generations truly successful and sets us apart.”
This marks the second consecutive year Seven Generations Energy (7G) has been included in the index – an important measure that brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies and provides relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for investors.
The gender-reporting framework includes an international standardized disclosure method to measure and report on performance across multiple dimensions. Some of the key measures include female leadership and the talent pipeline, compensation, an inclusive culture, workplace harassment policies and equity factors like supply chain and external support for women in the community.
As a member of the 30% Club, we aspire to achieve and maintain Board and executive composition with at least 30% women. Our company needs are best served by identifying and screening fully qualified candidates for these roles based on skills, experience and leadership qualities required to be effective in the role. In 2020, 33% of our Board and leadership roles, and 1 in 4 of our C-suite positions are held by women. Through our Diversity Policy, we are striving to increase the gender diversity of the Board and Management team while maintaining a merit-based system for appointments. Female leaders within 7G are accessible, visible and serve as role models in hopes of further advancing gender equity within our organization. We recognize that there is more work to do. We are committed to meeting this challenge and continuing to build our culture of equity and inclusion.