Commitment to Equity

GRID volunteers putting up power fists with a solar panel.
Under-resourced communities and communities of color disproportionately bear the burden of environmental injustice and climate change. The voices and leadership of economic and environmental justice communities are key to creating equitable and lasting solutions.

GRID’s vision of a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone will only be achieved within a framework of social, economic and environmental justice. GRID Alternatives is committed to:

  • Advancing an EQUITY agenda both within GRID Alternatives and in the energy industry and policy arenas by examining and addressing systemic inequities; seeking out and amplifying the voices of the communities we serve; and expanding access to solar energy and career and leadership opportunities.
  • Creating an INCLUSIVE, welcoming environment on our jobsites, in our workplaces, and board rooms where staff, volunteers, trainees, clients and community representatives are heard, supported, respected, and valued.
  • Building a culture of equity and inclusion that supports and fosters DIVERSITY. We aim to reflect the communities we serve at all levels of the organization, especially leadership, and promote these values within the energy industry. Our focus areas for diversity work include, but are not limited to: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, education level, veteran status, dis/ability, and those impacted by the criminal justice system.

Diversity at GRID

Understanding the demographics of staff at GRID is one component of our overall work to cultivate a workplace culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity. While staff demographics in and of themselves do not drive our equity work, they are one way to understand and quantify our efforts. These charts display the gender and racial diversity within GRID’s staff and leadership, with an intersectional look at the representation of women of color, as of Q4 2022. Download the 2022 Diversity within GRID report.

As we continue to build a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity within our own organization, we are proud to work with talented consultants, faciliators, and trainers who have supported us in this work. With their permission, we are sharing their contact information here with the hope that other organizations may also benefit from their expertise.