LG&E and KU have long recognized the importance of diversity — within our work force, our supplier relationships and the communities we serve. Diversity is one of our company's critical business initiatives and an important corporate value. We are committed to being a leader in diversity.
We focus our diversity initiative on three key partners:
Employees — Talented and creative employees are our most critical resource and the foundation for our future. Our success depends upon a diverse, team-driven work environment. At LG&E and KU, we value each employee's individual talents and utilize their unique perspectives and skills to achieve our goals and help them succeed.
Suppliers — A critical component of our long-term success includes diverse businesses. The company invests in these relationships by mentoring, establishing partnerships, and buying from companies with diverse backgrounds. Our internal Supplier Diversity Program sets annual spending targets with diverse businesses, and tracks our progress companywide to help us fulfill this commitment.
Community — Caring about people and being a good neighbor are deeply rooted in our culture and impact our reputation as a corporate citizen. LG&E and KU and the LG&E and KU Foundation are active, devoted community partners committed to making a difference in the diverse communities we serve. Likewise, our employees actively volunteer to improve the quality of life in communities statewide.
Simply put, diversity is vital to our long-term success.
Victor A. Staffieri
Chairman, CEO and President
LG&E and KU Energy