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Thursday, June 15, 2017
CEO Joe Hamrock Joins Leading CEOs in Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion
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Joe Hamrock
Our CEO, Joe Hamrock, this week joined a group of more than 150 CEOs from some of the world’s leading companies to sign on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to this commitment, CEOs are pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known – and unsuccessful – actions can be shared across organizations via a unified hub, CEOAction.com, in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

NiSource is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse culture and work force.

"Inclusion and diversity at NiSource starts with inclusive leadership, ensuring that our leaders recognize our fundamental obligation to create an environment where everyone is welcome to bring their best work,” Joe said. “This means that we are creating an organization which is supportive of all of our employees, and invites them to bring best thinking and best ideas forward. The four million customers we serve across our seven state territory come from communities which are diverse in every sense of the word. Our teams must understand that diversity is important and supported in order for us to can deliver on the expectations of our customers.  We are proud to join with other leading organizations to affirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion."

To support its commitment and strategy championed by the company’s most senior leaders, NiSource employs training, mentoring programs, leadership programs, targeted development of diverse talent, diverse recruiting strategies and employee resource groups. 

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, P&G and PwC. The coalition represents more than 50 industries, all 50 states, and millions of employees globally. Each signatory has committed to taking steps to increase diversity and foster inclusion within their respective organizations and the larger business community.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is a step toward advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Starting today, anyone can visit CEOAction.com to learn more about this effort and watch for updates on future activity. Current signatories – and others who are interested – can use this website as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development.

For a list of the companies that have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, visit CEOAction.com