COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) was named to JUST Capital's 2022 Top 100 U.S. Companies For Workforce Equity and Mobility list, which recognizes companies that set the bar in advancing racial equity and workforce opportunity and mobility.
JUST Capital, in partnership with the Anne E. Casey Foundation, created the list by evaluating Russell 1000 companies on key areas including the opportunity for job advancement, career development programs, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, fair pay and overall worker benefits.
"AEP is honored to be recognized by JUST Capital for advancing our workforce in diversity, equity and mobility," said Nicholas K. Akins, AEP's chairman and chief executive officer. "Workforce equity and mobility are a crucial part of supporting our employees and creating a culture that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We strive to create a supportive, inclusive work environment and will continue our efforts to empower our employees."
Learn more about AEP's strategy to build the workforce of the future.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP's approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation's largest electricity producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 7,100 megawatts of renewable energy. The company's plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. AEP's family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.
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