Approach to Diversity & Inclusion
Each Equitrans employee is essential to our continued success and we seek to provide every employee with the foundation and opportunities they need to achieve their goals. This objective begins with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Equitrans is successful because we value the diversity of backgrounds and views of our employees. Being open to differences that exist within our company has propelled us to where we are today.
As a major component of our business success, diversity and inclusion must continue to be central to our corporate culture. Whether during our hiring process, allocating work responsibilities, or during promotion considerations, we are committed to making personnel decisions exclusively on the basis of a person’s qualifications, abilities, and potential. Our goal is to create a diverse company where all employees feel safe, included, and able to engage in our success every day. We make a concerted effort to attract, develop, and advance employees from diverse backgrounds including minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ candidates, and persons with physical or mental disabilities. We are in the process of developing a formalized inclusion program to guide our recruitment process, employee and leadership education, internal employee engagement, facility accessibility, and inclusion-related policies.
In addition, Equitrans is an equal opportunity employer that makes a good faith effort to comply with all employment equal opportunity laws. We also are committed to ensuring that all of our employees feel included at Equitrans, which entails reviewing our policies from an inclusion perspective, implementing manager and employee training initiatives, and inspecting our primary office locations for accessibility. We transparently report our employee demographic information through this report.
Employees by Gender
Black or African American1.87%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.25%
Employees by Age Group
Managers by Gender
Black or African American0.61%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.00%
Managers by Age Group
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends beyond our internal operations. As a company, we appreciate the value that supplier diversity brings to both Equitrans and our external supply chain contributors. Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Veteran-Owned Business (VOB), and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) are all partners in our success. We commit to seeking, developing, and maintaining a diverse supplier base.
Evaluating Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion
Equitrans is at our best when each employee maintains equal footing and experiences every opportunity to succeed. As part of our quarterly mailings to our Board members, we include a Human Resources Scorecard that tracks our diversity and inclusion statistics and our diversity initiatives related to hiring. The diversity of our workforce is not reflective of our culture or core values and for several months we have been working to develop and formalize a company-wide inclusion program, which we officially launched in July 2020. Our new inclusion program includes tracking metrics, education for both employees and managers on diversity and inclusion topics, and a continued pledge to target diverse talent during recruitment efforts and through internal promotional opportunities. We also believe that our enhanced remote work policy will help to expand our talent pool by reaching audiences beyond our existing operating region. Through this program and our existing diversity and inclusion efforts, we are confident that Equitrans will continue to be a desirable place for all employees to work.