The Smartest Balance initiative was established at a global Group level with the aim of ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion for all employees.
The work to deliver on this spans offices and departments, fostering a sense of community and achievement, with members of steering groups and community groups dedicating time to improve awareness of EDI topics and access to training, resources and – essentially – personal views and insight.
Smartest Balance represents a vast roadmap of activities and investments in our people, to embed EDI in everything we do, while working to celebrate, promote and improve opportunities across the Group.
Our Group CEO, Robert Groves, captures the essence of why we think having an inclusive global strategy is so important:
“At SmartestEnergy we recognise the power of different perspectives and backgrounds. To embed equality, diversity and inclusion within our organisation globally, we will fulfil a purpose which is to support and advance those who can make a positive difference in the workplace."View the global statement
Our CEO in the US, Andy Cormie, sits on the EDI Strategic Group and oversees the delivery of Smartest Balance activities in the US. He shares his perspective supporting the initiative:
“In the US we’re working to empower greener businesses and communities which will take time, effort and out-the-box thinking. We know we need a growing team of energy experts and enthusiasts to bring diverse ideas and experiences to the table. Being a part of the Smartest Balance EDI Strategic Group allows me to hear first-hand feedback and recommendations from employees across our global network and support the delivery of the roadmap of Smartest Balance activities locally.”
How can you get involved?
As an employee, you can join our Community Champion Steering Groups: Diverse Genders and Sexualities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Women in Energy and Disabilities. These groups are led by employees who help to initiate company activities (trainings, events, etc.) to draw attention to key topics, share insight and opinions via our intranet to engage colleagues in discussions that matter and provide feedback from the workforce to senior leadership to help drive new Smartest Balance initiatives.
Explore career opportunities available across SmartestEnergy Group Companies via our central job board. If there’s a role that you’re interested in applying for in the US or overseas, simply click ‘apply for this job’ and follow the prompts – we’re always adding new roles, so check back regularly!View open roles
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