Washington Gas Surpasses Supplier Diversity Goal
Washington Gas, a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), today announced that it
surpassed a supplier diversity milestone, exceeding a target goal of
awarding 25 percent of its non-gas supplier contracts to businesses
owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. In its annual
progress report filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC)
on July 21, 2016, Washington Gas reported that 26.3 percent of its
contractor spend was directed to diverse suppliers in 2015.
In 2009, Washington Gas was one of 19 regulated utilities that pledged
to award a quarter (25 percent) of contract spending to diverse
businesses in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) supplier diversity
agreement with the Maryland PSC.
"Diversity is a core value at Washington Gas because we know that it
enhances our company and contributes to the equity of economic
opportunities in the communities we serve," said Melissa Adams, division
head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Washington Gas. "We are
proud of this milestone and will continue to expand the diversity of our
leadership, employees, community programs, partners and supply chain."
"Washington Gas is one of the most progressive members of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council," said Sharon R. Pinder, president
and CEO of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.
"Washington Gas has an innovative approach to supplier diversity and
inclusion and it is reflected in their success and leadership in
exceeding their goals with the Maryland Public Service Commission's MOU."
About Washington Gas
Washington Gas Light Company is a regulated natural gas utility
providing safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.1 million
customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. A
subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., the company has been providing energy
to residential, commercial and industrial customers for more than 167
WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source
for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and
assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL
Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides options for natural gas,
electricity, green power and energy services, including generation,
storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our
calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our
employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a
homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state
and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask
Us. For more information, visit us at www.wgl.com.
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Source: Washington Gas
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