KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority released its first Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility report that builds upon TVA’s transparency efforts by providing insight into the agency’s initiatives in this vital area. It details TVA’s progress to advance DEIA both internally and externally in the communities it serves.
“Since its inception, TVA has always strived to be a force for positive change in the communities we serve,” said Megan Flynn, TVA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “Our employees are our most valuable assets, and we want our workforce and culture to reflect the DEIA principles we so strongly value – as well as the diversity across our seven-state region. We believe bringing diverse perspectives to the table leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes.”
As of Sept. 30, 2021, TVA’s workforce diversity statistics were as follows:
The report also recognizes TVA’s ongoing efforts to improve DEIA in the workplace. A few recent highlights include:
As a result of these DEIA efforts, last year, TVA earned the Association of ERGs & Councils’ Top 10 Diversity Action Award and the Inclusion by Design Award from the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.
TVA believes DEIA is critical to helping communities thrive. The report details TVA programs that promote and expand DEIA across the region. These include:
“While we’ve made strides, our path forward for DEIA will be a journey. We believe this report gives our employees and stakeholders more insight about where we are today and where we are headed,” said Flynn.
TVA places a high priority on accountability. Additional reports on TVA’s sustainability, strategic planning, financial health, new nuclear program and more can be reviewed at tva.com/reports.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.