ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its new diversity and inclusivity initiative, IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), a leading owner and operator of power plants across the U.S., recently created a council to further drive its commitment to infuse diversity and inclusivity in everything the company does – top to bottom. Using industry best practices, IPSC’s Diversity, Respect and Inclusion (DR&I) Council will focus on ensuring equal access to opportunities for professional growth and advancement by continuing to foster a sustainable culture that not only recognizes skill sets, but also values unique qualities and cultural experiences. The council will create strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations to engage and promote a more diverse pool of candidates. Additionally, the council is responsible for monitoring company accountability and will assess progress toward achieving IPSC’s DR&I objectives quarterly, to ensure continuous alignment.
“Diversity, respect and inclusion are a huge part of IPSC’s guiding pillars and are what fuels the company’s growth and success,” said Steve Gross, president and chief executive officer at IPSC. “Having a diverse workforce pools each employees’ unique experiences, perspectives and viewpoints to create a deeper level of trust amongst team members, strengthening their commitment to each other and IPSC. This adds greater value to IPSC’s ability to create and deliver the best possible service and operational excellence to our clients.”
IPSC’s DR&I Council will have two co-chairs or one chairperson, and report directly to the company’s president and CEO, Steve Gross. A member of IPSC’s senior management team will be voted on by the council and appointed as the council’s sponsor, who will provide guidance and serve as an intermediary between the co-chair(s) and senior leadership team. Council members will be selected by the chair(s) from among employees who have expressed interest in participation and have successfully navigated the selection process. The committee membership will reflect a diverse mix of employees, taking into consideration such factors as gender, race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and more.
The DR&I Council will be responsible for the following initiatives:
- Opportunities for employees to have meaningful engagement with leadership to provide feedback and promote cultural inclusivity.
- Recommendations for the development or modification of policies and practices that impact diversity, respect, inclusivity and equality efforts.
- Learning opportunities in which employees may voluntarily participate and engage to deepen and develop personal understanding of diversity, respect, inclusion and equity at an organizational level.
- Drive community and external partnerships to promote respect and inclusion.
- Assessments of the council’s effectiveness that describe accomplishments relative to developed goals and chartered responsibilities, challenges and barriers encountered during the period and recommendations for solutions.
To learn more about the IPSC DR&I Council and its initiatives and objectives, visit: www.ihipower.com.
ABOUT IHI POWER SERVICES CORP: IHI Power Services Corp’s (IPSC) parent company IHI Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a heavy industrial manufacturing and services company. The company is active in a number of industries, including aerospace, ship building, power generation, automotive and transportation infrastructure. IPSC was specifically formed to provide operations, maintenance, management and power plant support services to the U.S. power generation industry. The IPSC team of energy professionals deliver value-added service based on expertise gleaned through years of hands-on experience in the power generation industry. As an owner and operator, IPSC understands that minimizing operational risks and maximizing asset value while maintaining a safe work environment that is environmentally compliant is key to the success of every facility. By instituting proven programs, industry best practices and upholding the company’s guiding principles of growth, respect, accountability, integrity and lack of limitation – IPSC provides world-class service to each of the more than 30 facilities and 12.7 gigawatts it manages. For more information, visit www.ihipower.com and follow IPSC on LinkedIn.