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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ameren drives a culture of inclusion and powers the quality of life by eliminating barriers to people achieving excellence – both within our company and in our communities. Our core values include respecting others and having the integrity to do the right thing. But stating values is one thing. At Ameren, we believe we must have the courage to live those values, so we have intensified our diversity, equity and inclusion work to help enact positive change.

A culture that values diversity and fosters equity and inclusion is critical to long-term sustainable success. Through diverse experiences and ways of thinking, we can solve problems more creatively, work together more collaboratively, and better serve our diverse customers and communities.

We’re proud to have built award-winning diversity programs, and DE&I efforts that our co-workers consistently rank highly in over a decade of annual engagement surveys.

Ranked first in the U.S. on the DiversityInc 2022 listing of the nation’s Top Utilities

Scored 100 out of 100 for the 2022 Disability Equality Index for the seventh consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Ameren has scored a perfect 100% on the Corporate Equality index

Ameren’s Workforce At-a-Glance

Approximately 16% of our workforce, 20% of senior leaders and 29% of board members represent racial or ethnic diversity

Women account for 24% of our workforce and 22% of senior leaders

Multi-generational workforce:

  • 3% Gen-Z
  • 36% Millennial
  • 41% Gen X
  • 20% Baby Boomers

Our Diversity Programs

As an essential service provider, leading employer, and contributor to the economic growth in our region, we recognize that our words and actions have a profound impact on the communities we serve. We continue to demonstrate and affirm our commitment to our core value of DE&I by equipping our customers, communities and co-workers with tools that encourage them to live their values every day. These are important steps forward in fulfilling Ameren’s commitment to our “All In” culture: We Care, We Serve with Passion, We Deliver, We Win Together.

Ameren is committed to building a more diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. In 2021, Ameren engaged in several best-in-class initiatives, including building a diverse workforce for the future. We will continue to take intentional steps to recruit, hire and retain diverse candidates.

Ameren is committed to developing our co-workers. 2021 was about continuing new initiatives that built on 2020 work and the momentum of elevating DE&I to a corporate value. We successfully launched ConvERGing: Learning and Action, which connects co-workers with community partners, enabling them to broaden their thinking and engagement through DE&I focused learning opportunities.

Ameren is committed to serving the diverse needs of our communities and expanding economic opportunities. Last year, we engaged in numerous new and continuing partnerships with educational institutions and professional organizations that support minorities, the underprivileged and the underserved. We made meaningful investments in diverse-owned businesses, increased opportunities for diverse suppliers, and achieved our highest diverse spend to date. We donated millions in philanthropy and in-kind contributions to organizations that serve critical human needs, build strong communities, and focus on economic opportunity. For a about Ameren's diversity programs, see our 2021 DE&I Report.

Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

Part of leading the way to a sustainable energy future is building a diverse workforce pipeline and fostering an interest in STEM and technical fields among prospective co-workers. These include:

  • Local and national partnerships established to increase the strength and sustainability of our talent pipelines for underrepresented and under-resourced individuals, including partnerships with the armed services, community-based organizations focused on employability, secondary education, local advocacy organizations and collegiate institutes.
  • Particular focus on Minority Serving Institutes (MSIs), specifically Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions, which are critical to Ameren's collegiate pipeline and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A local partnership with North and South Technical High Schools in St. Louis through the Ameren Skilled Craft Education Program to build a diverse pipeline of talent.
  • Recruiting and attracting top diverse intern and co-op students through our Collegiate Program with a focus on developing a pipeline for STEM and corporate roles.
  • A new partnership with Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Hiring Our Heroes, established in 2015, connects transitioning service members to employment opportunities. 
  • Opportunities for mid-career professionals to return to a career after voluntarily leaving the workforce through our Bright Return Program.

Ameren follows an anti-discrimination policy in the hiring of new employees and upholds fair and equal treatment of all people in our workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Learn more about how Ameren promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.

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