At United Water, we believe building a diverse and inclusive company is like creating an intricate mosaic, carefully connecting different pieces to develop the big picture. We want to be the reference company for our industry and be recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To make sure that we are on track and making steady progress, we release the Diversity & Inclusion Stewardship Report annually, which recaps and underlines our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The report puts in perspective how far we have come and how far we have to go.
Our 2011 diversity and inclusion numbers confirm that we are making steady progress and are getting closer to our goals every year. In fact, the American Water Works Association’s Georgia Chapter recognized United Water with the Champion of Diversity Award!
Below are the diversity and inclusion numbers for 2011:
- The total U.S. and Canada workforce was 78% male and 22% female as compared to 79% male and 21% female in 2010.
- The total U.S. and Canada management team was 73% male and 27% female as compared to 80.2% males and 19.8% females in 2010.
- Minorities represented 23% of the total U.S. workforce as compared to 21% in 2010.
- United Water’s U.S. donations directed toward multicultural, underserved and nonprofit organizations totaled $2 million as compared to $1.8 million in 2010.
Other highlights include:
- A total of 29% of U.S. managers completed diversity and inclusion training.
- The senior leadership team in United Water’s 19-member Operations Committee was 89% male and 11% female.
- United Water’s U.S.-based operations spent $13.1 million with diverse suppliers