ST. LOUIS (June 6, 2023) – Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) has been inducted into the DiversityInc Hall of Fame, thanks to the utility’s long history of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Ameren is one of only 12 companies to join the national Hall of Fame and is the first utility company to do so.
The Hall of Fame recognizes former winners of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list dating back to 2012, as well as consistent winners of industry-specific categories. Ameren’s DEI initiatives have been ranked No. 1 on the Top Utilities list every year from 2016 to 2022. Ameren has also been included on the Top Utilities list annually since 2009.
“For decades, our team at Ameren has made an explicit commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within our company and in the hundreds of communities we serve,” said Marty Lyons, president and CEO at Ameren. “DEI is a value that we believe is foundational to our mission to power the quality of life. We are honored to be named to DiversityInc's Hall of Fame.”
Ameren also was named as a Top Company for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for the fourth consecutive year – and, for the first time, was named as a Top Company for Supplier Diversity, Philanthropy and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). In 2022, Ameren spent approximately $1.1 billion with diverse suppliers (including women-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned), which is a more than 20% increase over 2021.
“At Ameren, everything we do is centered around people and a passion for offering the best to our customers, communities, co-workers and shareholders,” said Gwen Mizell, senior vice president and chief sustainability, diversity and philanthropy officer at Ameren. “While we are proud of these achievements, we recognize our work is not over. We will continue to seek new and improved ways to advance DE&I at Ameren and throughout our communities.”
Some of the ongoing DEI initiatives that helped Ameren earn Hall of Fame honors include:
For more information about Ameren's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, including the 2022 DEI Annual Report, visit Ameren.com/company/careers/diversity.
About Ameren Corporation
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric transmission business in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren.