Eversource Recognized for Advancing Women’s Equality

Energy company distinguished in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for second consecutive year

HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, Mass.  – Eversource has been named to the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes firms worldwide for their commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace. Eversource is one of 325 companies in 42 countries and regions being commended for their leadership in fostering a truly inclusive working environment.

“We’re honored to be recognized for the second year in a row in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index,” said Eversource Vice President of Talent, Culture and Organization Development Doreen Nichols. “Diversity and inclusion are essential to our core values and we appreciate the talent, unique perspectives, culture and life experiences of all our employees. We’re proud to support an environment where everyone feels respected and empowered to be successful in their jobs and day-to-day lives.” 

The Bloomberg GEI uses a standardized reporting framework to track how companies promote gender equality in areas including representation in leadership roles, pay parity, sexual harassment policies, and creating an inclusive workplace culture. Firms included in the unranked index demonstrated a high level of transparency in disclosure of their workplace gender policies and overall performance. For the 2020 index, Bloomberg expanded eligibility for inclusion in the index to nearly 6,000 companies across 84 countries and regions. 

“The 325 companies included in the 2020 GEI have shown their commitment to transparency and demonstrated leadership in gender-related data reporting,” said Bloomberg Chairman Peter T. Grauer. “Disclosure of company statistics and practices is an important first step in supporting gender equality globally.”

The Bloomberg gender reporting framework is voluntary and has no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index. All public companies can submit data to Bloomberg. Those with a security listed on a U.S. exchange and a market capitalization of $1 billion or greater are eligible for index inclusion. For more information on the GEI and to see the full list of recognized companies:  

https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/solution/gender-equality-index/

Eversource (NYSE: ES), the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to approximately 4 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCorp) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceEnergy). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.


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