UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks

Ranked No.2 – 2023/2024

Once again cementing themselves in the top 10 for a fourth year running, UK Power Networks’ comprehensive package of EDI initiatives has secured them a place as the UK’s 2nd most inclusive employer for the first time ever, 4 places up from the 2022/23 index, demonstrating continued progress across the organisation.

UK Power Networks is the country’s biggest electricity distributor delivering power to 8.4 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England. They are responsible for keeping the lights on, safely and sustainably, for 19 million people, including those in the most vulnerable circumstances.

Basil Scarsella, CEO at UK Power Networks said; “As CEO, I am incredibly proud to support this submission to the UK Top 50 Inclusive Employers. Since UK Power Networks began 12 years ago, we have worked consistently to evolve our business and sector to be more diverse and inclusive. As a business our values, including “Diversity and Inclusiveness” and “Respect”, guide us in our strategy, decision making and actions. But there is a still a journey ahead of us. This year I was honoured to open the gas and electricity distribution networks’ first ever cross-industry event for International Women in Engineering Day 2022, led by UK Power Networks. Whilst we have come a long way, there is no doubt in my mind that diversity of thought, experience and talent is vital to UK Power Networks playing our role in the UK to transition to net zero. I commit to ensuring we have the resources and corporate infrastructure in place to deliver on our targets.”

It is evident that UK Power Networks is firmly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in all areas of its work, as demonstrated throughout their submission. Judges praised the organisation for their clear, positive commitment from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with improving strategies to extend and engage EDI culture change and effectiveness.