CenterPoint Energy’s vision for diversity and inclusion is guided by our values.
Delivering electricity and natural gas to millions of customers across our communities takes the energy of everyone in a diverse and inclusive environment where we respect, understand and appreciate each other, those we serve and the people around us.
Diversity and inclusion are core to who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical components of our long-term business strategy, serving as cornerstones of our service, performance and growth.
CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives.
The skills and talents of our diverse workforce drive our performance. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.
a culture that considers different backgrounds and viewpoints as competitive advantages,
an environment with opportunities for professional development; and
respect for each other, our customers and business partners
With approximately 9,500 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.
From safe, reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas to our customers, to value to our shareholders, stakeholders and communities, we believe our commitment to delivering with focus is what sets us apart.
The cornerstones of our strategy are prioritizing investments in our regulated utility businesses to improve the safety, service and resiliency of our systems, while supporting a transition to cleaner energy future. We believe we have a clear and unmistakable path for becoming a premium valued utility.
We sell and deliver natural gas to more than 4.6 million homes and businesses in eight states: Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota – including Minneapolis, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas – including the greater Houston area. We are investing in modernizing our natural gas infrastructure and are committed to eliminating cast-iron pipe in all our territories.
We maintain the wires, poles and electric infrastructure serving more than 2.6 million metered customers in the greater Houston area and in southwestern Indiana.
We also own and operate nearly 1,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity in Indiana. We are committed to the reliable delivery of electricity generated from power plants and renewable energy resources to homes and businesses.
Our competitive energy businesses include energy-related services; energy efficiency and sustainability solutions; and owning and operating intrastate natural gas pipeline systems. Our competitive energy businesses’ footprint spans more than 20 states.
For more than 80 years, HSP has provided heating and cooling solutions for Minnesota homeowners. We proudly offer expert repair, along with service and maintenance plans, and professional sales for both gas and electric equipment.
We are partnering with HomeServe, a trusted nationwide provider of emergency home repair programs, in our natural gas markets in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, including the greater Houston area, to offer our customers service repair plans that reduce the stress and expense from the unexpected.
In 2020, 31% of our placements were female employees, which is 6% more gender diverse than the average workforce of the energy utility industry.