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BGE Statement: We Reaffirm Our Intolerance for Expressions of Hatred, Discrimination and Violence

Jan. 9, 2021

During the week of Thanksgiving 2020, through social media posts, we became aware of photos of an employee holding a noose. We immediately launched an investigation into the matter and have taken, and continue to take, corrective actions.

We were deeply concerned by these disturbing and offensive photos and actions, which are not compatible with our culture, values or expectations. We condemn hatred, discrimination and violence in any form.

We do not tolerate actions and behaviors that are counter to our code of conduct and our core values of collective pride in our work to build a more diverse, equitable, safe and inclusive culture, both in our company and in the communities we serve.

The individual pictured is no longer with the company (as of Dec. 2, 2020) and we are focused on how we move forward, remaining steadfast in our commitment to strengthening our efforts to ensure every BGE employee feels safe, valued and respected at work.

Our solidarity and commitment to upholding these core values is unequivocal and expressed through our internal and external initiatives.

We hold dear our responsibility to our customers, our families, our regulators, our elected officials and each other at BGE – we know the vital role we play and our top priorities remain providing central Maryland with distinctive customer service and meeting the state’s energy needs safely and reliably. That begins with ensuring that all of our employees reinforce the company’s values in everything we do, and instances to the contrary will not be tolerated.


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BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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