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ESG: Social

ESG: Social Responsibility

Building a more diverse workforce.
Engaging with our communities.

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Delivering Results the Right Way

We have a strong focus on ensuring our company maintains a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. Investing in our employees and the vibrancy of our communities will yield long-term and sustainable returns.
  • Safety & Emergency Preparedness

    We are committed to being a safe and reliable neighbor and we put safety first in all we do. From storm and natural gas safety to safety around power lines, we are dedicated to helping our customers be prepared for any type of emergency situation.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    We continue to pursue a strategy that integrates diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Strengthening a culture of inclusion requires every one of our employees to understand their part in making each other feel welcomed, respected, heard and valued.

  • Duke Energy Foundation

    With over $30 million in charitable grants each year, the Foundation is committed to making strategic investments to build powerful communities where nature and wildlife thrive, students can excel, and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all.

  • COVID-19 Response

    As a provider of an essential service, we remain committed to delivering reliable power as well as protecting the health and safety of our customers and employees.

  • Human Rights Policy (PDF)

    Duke Energy respects international human rights principles, including those identified in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • Customer Assistance Programs

    We remain committed to helping customers in need and connecting them to territory-specific programs that provide heating and cooling bill assistance, fans for senior citizens and more. 

  • Employee Engagement

    Volunteerism is an integral part of our commitment to the places in which  we live and serve. Our employees and retirees build relationships and hone their leadership skills by volunteering in their local communities.

  • Sustainability

    Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to produce and deliver energy to our customers that’s reliable, affordable and increasingly clean. That’s sustainability and it’s the key to our success in the 21st century. 

ESG-Related News

Read illumination stories to learn how we are working
to achieve our ESG goals.