Bronze Certification from SEIA for Advancements on DEIJ Issues
by RES | Apr 12, 2022 | Reading time: 2 min
Certification demonstrates RES’ commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace and culture in the solar industry
RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, today announced it has achieved bronze certification through the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Certification Program from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). By earning this certification, RES demonstrates its commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace and culture in the solar industry.
“We have a philosophy at RES to provide fair and equitable pay for our employees and the bronze DEIJ certification from SEIA demonstrates that commitment,” said John Rohde, CEO of RES in the Americas. “We’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done to analyze pay equity at RES and look forward to continuing this important initiative and developing a fair and inclusive workplace.”
Through objective analysis, RES is working toward pay equity for women and racial/ethnic groups. RES strives to have pay transparency for all US job postings and promote a culture of pay equity which will advance diversity, equity and inclusion. In an effort to attract more talented and qualified women into the company, RES has made the following changes to its hiring process:
- Rewriting job descriptions in postings to appeal to women
- Ensuring that at least one female interviewer is included in the interview process
- Not asking for past salary history in making compensation decisions for new hires
- Following the Colorado Equal Pay and Equal Work Act (EPEW) and have instituted salary transparency for all US posted positions
The DEIJ Certification Program from SEIA was designed by Diversity Certified Professionals and uses evidence-based approaches to improve diversity practices within companies. The program guides participants through a broad range of modules on diversity topics, requiring them to complete activities that help create a more inclusive work environment, serve the communities they work in, and attract, hire, promote, and retain diverse talent. Companies earn levels of certification by completing each series of modules.
The program is designed to help energy businesses make progress from wherever they are on their DEIJ journey, and encourages participation from companies of all sizes, regardless of their budget or resources.
Learn more about the program at www.seia.org/initiatives/diversity-inclusion.