Company signs White House Equal Pay Pledge and joins Paradigm for
ROSEMEAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today announced that it has endorsed
two national initiatives focused on gender parity in compensation
practices and corporate leadership. The company has committed to the White
House Equal Pay Pledge and joined the Paradigm
for Parity Coalition.
In signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge, Edison International joins
more than 100 U.S. companies that have vowed to work toward reducing the
national gender wage gap. By signing the pledge, companies commit to
conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across all
positions, reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to
reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers, and embedding equal pay
efforts into broader equity initiatives.
The company also joined the Paradigm for Parity Coalition, an initiative
by CEOs, board members, founders and senior executives representing
major industries in the U.S. who are committed to accelerating the pace
of gender equity in senior executive roles and on corporate boards. The
Coalition has created an action plan for gender parity in corporate
leadership, laying out proactive steps for companies to take in order to
curb workplace inequality. The Paradigm for Parity Coalition includes
CEOs of 27 U.S. companies.
“We are proud to be one of the first two electric utility companies to
sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge, and we are delighted to join the
Paradigm for Parity Coalition,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and chief
executive officer of Edison International. “At Edison International, we
understand that diversity of thought is fueled by diversity of people
engaged in an inclusive work environment. We encourage other companies
to join in these efforts.”
Edison International has a long standing commitment to equal
opportunity. The ability of Edison International to attract, retain and
develop a diverse workforce allows it to better reflect the diversity of
the communities it serves, and ensures that equity and inclusion
benefits both the company and its customers.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a
generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of
energy services and technologies, including renewable energy.
Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent
company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest
electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of
Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses that provide
commercial and industrial customers with energy management and
procurement services and distributed solar generation. Edison Energy
Group companies are independent from Southern California Edison.
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