Alabama Power was honored Feb. 10 by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) as a leading company in diversity at its annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards event, along with Balch and Bingham LLP, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, Protective Life and others. Protective Life garnered the top spot in the “Large Companies” category.
The awards celebrate organizations and individuals who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and throughout the community.
Workplace culture can have long-term impacts on an organization and its employees. According to a Deloitte study, diverse and inclusive workforces tend to outperform their competition, boasting lower turnover rates, greater productivity, higher profitability and higher customer satisfaction.
Strengthening its company culture and ensuring it is one of inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees continues to be a central focus for Alabama Power, one of the state’s larger employers and provider of reliable, affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers.
“We are stronger because of our different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,” said Jeff Peoples, Alabama Power executive vice president of Customer and Employee Services. “Fostering an inclusive workplace not only increases employee engagement, but positions us to better serve our customers and Alabama communities.”
Alabama Power, along with parent Southern Company, has been recognized nationally for fostering an inclusive culture and for progress made in attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce. Click here to learn more about Alabama Power’s culture focus.
To see the complete list of Birmingham businesses recognized by the BBJ, click here.