Advancing gender equality for a clean energy future: Hatch announces commitment to the Equal by 30 campaign
Vancouver, Canada—Hatch announced today its commitment to the Equal by 30 campaign, a part of the Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the energy gap. The announcement was made at the Women in Clean Energy Breakfast, an event organized by Natural Resources Canada. The breakfast also featured the release of the Equal by 30 Campaign’s Success Stories report, and the launch of the second C3E Data report.
The transformation of the global energy sector will only succeed if we harness all available talent, which means removing barriers to women’s participation, empowering women, and creating a more inclusive energy sector overall. The clean energy sector is one of the most gender imbalanced in the world. In response, world leaders pledged, in 2015, to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls by 2030.
Equal by 30 is a commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities for women in the sector by 2030. The campaign calls for public and private sector organizations to endorse the principles, work to develop specific and measurable commitments that are shared, and report on progress and results.
“We have endorsed the Equal by 30 campaign because it aligns with your own corporate goals to advance diversity and inclusion within our company, our profession, and our industries,” said Jim Sarvinis, Hatch’s managing director of power and a member of the company’s global diversity and inclusion action team. “We are committed to diversity and inclusion because of the simple belief that a diverse and a fully inclusive work environment fosters a plurality of thought and perspectives that solves challenging problems and creates value for our clients, for our communities, and for the world at large.”
Hatch client and stakeholder relations manager, Beth Buckmaster, was on hand at the Women in Clean Energy Breakfast to announce Hatch’s participation in Equal by 30. As a member of Hatch’s power team, Beth herself is an example of the valuable contribution that women can make to building a clean energy future.
“I’m proud to be part of contributing in a meaningful way to society’s advancement and to creating positive change in the world by helping build a more sustainable future,” said Buckmaster. “I’m inspired every day by both the women and men that I work alongside that are working together, honoring and respecting each other’s diverse contributions and harnessing those strengths to create outcomes that leave a positive legacy in the communities we serve and call home.”
"The Equal by 30 campaign is a good example of how governments and industry, working together in partnership, can bring about real change for both Canadians and the international community,” said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “We are proud to recognize Hatch and their commitment to championing the issues of gender equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the clean energy sector.”
To find out more about Hatch’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, click here.
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