BGE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our reliability, safety, and customer satisfaction performance shows that we are a stronger company for it. We have always worked to serve our customers and support our community,
but we know that our DEI journey is far from over.
There is much work to be done to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into everything we do.
We will continuously improve how DEI guides how we serve our customers, communities, and employees. We share these values with our parent company,
Exelon, and by working together we strive to positively impact our stakeholders through purposeful diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Read BGE CEO Carim Khouzami's full message in support of racial justice on
Our goal is to ensure BGE’s workplace environment is welcoming and allows everyone to bring their full self to work. Guidelines and leadership expectations won’t create this culture – our employees are responsible for developing and nurturing this inclusive culture. Employee resource groups, DEI trainings, the company’s D&I Week, and an openness to respectful curiosity provide a foundation for the culture to grow, and our people own it and make it happen.
BGE employees are encouraged to join the Baltimore chapters of Exelon's employee resource groups.
Smart Energy Workforce Development program helps students and community members earn jobs in the energy industry – with BGE and our contractor companies. This joint effort brings BGE together with local workforce development organizations and career technology education (CTE) high schools to help people develop the necessary skills so they can compete for job opportunities and lifelong careers.
As our business grows, we’re committed to ensuring that our supplier diversity grows along with us. BGE's
supplier diversity spending was $2.2 billion from 2009-2019, and during that time our annual supplier diversity spending increased more than 500 percent. In 2019 our supplier diversity spending was $437 million, representing 42 percent of the goods and services we purchased.
Focus Forward Supplier Diversity Academy provides training, education, and networking for diverse businesses to help them grow by learning how to compete for contracts offered by large organizations in the public and private sector. More than 50 minority, women, and veteran-owned companies, many located in BGE’s central Maryland service area, have graduated from this annual program since 2013.
We are among the leading local organizations that partnered to launch
BLocal, an initiative to improve Baltimore City's economic prospects through focused spending and hiring practices. In 2019, BGE exceeded its BLocal commitments by spending more than $25 million with local businesses.
BGE and its parent company, Exelon, are committed to expanding and strengthening the STEM career pipeline.
Teachers receive on-the-job experience they can translate to their classrooms.
Kat Mckitish, senior engineer in Electric Distribution Engineering and Standards.
June is LGBT Pride Month. In Baltimore all roads lead to Pride Weekend.
BGE’s workforce development program is the latest stop for Adriana Gonzalez.
Training in utility work gave him skills and support when he needed it most.
Shameka Wilson, gas controller in Gas System Control.