ST. LOUIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Ameren Corporation was selected by DiversityInc as a Top 7 Regional Utility for Diversity for 2014. Ameren ranks third on the utility list this year, recognized for creating an inclusive workplace, reaching diverse customers and having strong supplier diversity.
"Ameren believes that diversity in our workforce, our selection of suppliers and strong support for the communities we serve are critical to achieving the level of performance our customers deserve and the economic support our region needs," said Sharon Harvey Davis, Ameren's Chief Diversity Officer.
Ameren also ranked ninth on DiversityInc's list of Diversity Councils. The specialty list is new this year, and is based on effective best practices for councils that promote employee skills, knowledge and experience, and supplier-diversity progress.
The rankings from DiversityInc are the latest honor for Ameren. The company has also been ranked among the top 25 diversity councils in the nation by the Association of Diversity Councils, a top 100 military-friendly employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine and a top 50 employer by Woman Engineer Magazine.
"Earning a spot on one of DiversityInc's specialty lists for workplace diversity proves that management is paying close attention to the needs of their primary constituents – employees, customers and other key stakeholders," said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. "Companies with great reputations attract the best and most skilled employees who then create and deliver the best products and services."
DiversityInc is the leading source of information on diversity management. The company is a consultancy and publishes two websites, DiversityInc.com and DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine, published five times a year. For a look at all of this year's ranked companies, including the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 2014, go to http://www.diversityinc.com/top50.
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 delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of 10,300 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
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