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.