Building A More Inclusive Michigan Workforce

Jun 3, 2019 1:45 PM ET

Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.

In August 2018, we hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Summit with more than 200 guests from companies and organizations throughout Michigan. During the opening session, more than 15 Consumers Energy coworkers shared personal and not immediately visible details about themselves to demonstrate the value of including everyone using #IncludeMe.

Attendees participated in candid panel discussions about workforce inclusion considerations, such as the power of recent graduates, the responsibilities of privilege and looking beyond the background of formerly incarcerated individuals. Panelists represented Michigan colleges, diversity and inclusion organizations, correctional facilities and Consumers Energy.

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