Black Enterprise Magazine has once again named Duke Energy to its “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.
The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers with whom we partner to serve our customers. Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:
After wildfires and hurricanes, volunteers come together to get back to normal
The holidays might look a little different in the Florida Panhandle this year. In June, a wildfire gutted 800 acres in Franklin County, and then in October, Hurricane Michael brought devastation back – even more so for neighboring counties Bay and Gulf.
Houses were destroyed, the landscape was changed and hundreds lost their jobs.
Melissa Agnew and her family were on the brink, but help found its way to them
She didn’t want to ask for help. All her life, Melissa Agnew promised herself if she ever had kids, she would give them a better childhood than the one she had, that they wouldn’t know poverty like she did, that they wouldn’t have to wonder, like she did, whether their father had spent the rent money on addiction.
Agnew believed she had left all that back in her hometown of New Haven, Conn., when she packed up with her two-year-old daughter in 1991 and moved to Charlotte, land of warmer weather and hope. A friend who’d relocated to the area suggested the city to her.
From hydro plants to solar farms and the power poles in between, Duke Energy employees are finding innovative ways to make the energy they deliver cleaner and more reliable. Since 2005, Duke Energy has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent, and by 2030, the company aims to reach a 40 percent reduction.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving during which individuals, families and communities come together to donate their time or money to a worthy cause. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an integral part of Duke Energy's commitment to our customers – on #GivingTuesday and every day of the year.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy Florida is granting more than $343,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations throughout the state to restore and protect the natural environment for future generations to enjoy.