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1 Place your chosen image here. The four corners must just cover the arrow tips. For covers, the three pictures should be the same size and in a straight line. National Grid – EFB Winners Event Anna Stoneman ……. 14 th September

2 2 National Grid: An overview  Who are we?  UK & US – Gas Distribution / Electricity Transmission  Largest Utility in UK, second largest in US  Circa 27,000 employees

3 3 National Grid: Our Employees  We employ:  Mainly electrical and mechanical engineers  Clerical and admin staff (Emergency Call Centres)  All core Business Functions: Legal, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, Information Services  Schemes: Graduates, Students, Apprentices, Foundation Engineers  Power of Action: a commitment by all employees to make a difference:  Many small changes = Big changes  Inclusion & Diversity, Energy solutions, Environment, Safety, Communities

4 4 Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Journey  2005 – Launched our I&D vision Aim: to attract and retain the best people, improve our effectiveness, deliver superior performance. Introduced Employee Resource Groups; PRIDE, ONE, NEWNET, WIN, Enabling,  2007 – Re-committed to the vision and introduced targets Aim: to re-energise our commitment and introduce Governance such as Global Steering Group  2009 – Re-launched our I&D Business Case and develop an Inclusion Charter Aim: to provide a foundation to build inclusive behaviours within our organisation  2010 – Launched Inclusive Leadership Programme Aim: To embed I&D into our culture via pro-active workshops throughout all Lines of Business

5 5 Business Case  Engagement and Productivity  Inclusion and fair treatment of our employees are key drivers of engagement  Attraction, Development and Retention of Talent  National Grid must tap into the talent needed; and the talent is increasingly diverse  Break down any barriers preventing expansion of these  External Recognition  Preferred and welcomed by diverse customers, communities and partners  Recognised by our Regulator  Employees are increasingly focused on reputation

6 6 Awards/Benchmarking  Top Employer for Working Families 2009  The Time’s Where Women Want to Work top 50 list for last 4 years  Stonewall Diversity Champion Top  Opportunity Now – Inclusive Culture Award 2010  EFB Award – Innovation in Private Sector  Race for Opportunity Champion Steering Group

7 EFB Winner- Private Sector Innovation Faith and Security: Perception v Reality

8 8 Faith & Security - Background  High level of concern from UK Government  Worries regarding implementation of security policy  Lunchtime talks – network  Terrorism – people wanted to understand  Media misperception

9 9 Faith & Security – Media Perception

10 10 Faith & Security - Presentation  A unified approach to understanding the truth  Faith & Security – Perception vs Reality  Security Director, Peter Clarke & Mohammed Kala  Reality of Terrorism in the UK  Reality of what Islam is about  What National Grid is doing about it  Break down barriers and make National Grid a more inclusive and fair place to work for all

11 11 Faith & Security – Presentation

12 12 Faith & Security - Presentation  A unified approach to understanding the truth  Faith & Security – Perception vs Reality  Security Director, Peter Clarke & Mohammed  Reality of Terrorism in the UK  Reality of what Islam is about  What National Grid is doing about it  Break down barriers and make National Grid a more inclusive and fair place to work for all

13 13 Faith & Security – What did we achieve?  The event ‘sold out’ in minutes  Muslim colleagues felt free from suspicion and able to openly talk about the subject (and other employees felt free to ask!)  Highlight DVD of the event circulated internally and externally  Repeat events around the country  Overall winner of National Grid Chairman’s Award in the Inclusion and Diversity category  EFB Award – Innovation in Private Sector

14 14 Faith & Security – Chairman’s Award

15 15 Faith & Security – What did we achieve?  The event ‘sold out’ in minutes  Muslim colleagues felt free from suspicion and able to openly talk about the subject (and other employees felt free to ask!)  Highlight DVD of the event circulated internally and externally  Repeat events around the country  Overall winner of National Grid Chairman’s Award in the Inclusion and Diversity category  EFB Award – Innovation in Private Sector

16 16 Faith & Security – EFB Award Thank you for listening


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