- Publication date
- 20th February 2020
- Information type
- Policy area
Ofgem’s principal function is to protect the interests of existing and future energy consumers. Through the publication of Ofgem’s first Diversity and Inclusion strategy, Ofgem recognised the importance of having a diverse workforce that can deliver to the broadening diversity across GB energy consumers. Ofgem is ambitious in its aim to create a highly inclusive working environment for LGBT+ individuals and wishes to work alongside other energy market stakeholders to ensure that LGBT+ individuals working in the industry feel that they belong.
Inspired by the Powerful Women’s Pledge and the Bank of England’s Out & Proud Charter, Ofgem’s Power in Pride Promise is a public commitment to supporting and protecting LGBT+ colleagues. We intend to use this commitment as a prompt in discussing what other energy stakeholders do for LGBT+ colleagues within their organisations. The Power in Pride Promise aims to create a safe working environment where members of the LGBT+ community feel they can be entirely and authentically themselves regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.