Dominion Energy believes every person has a right to be treated with dignity and respect; to exercise autonomy and self-determination; to receive fair and equal treatment; and to work in a safe and supportive workplace regardless of individual attributes or membership in a demographic class.
This commitment to human rights is consistent with our company’s core values and cuts across all of our operations.
Dominion Energy demands a humane workplace free from discrimination, harassment, physical coercion, hazing and any form of violence. Our values include promoting an inclusive, productive and ethical work environment. This means that everyone should always act in a professional manner and treat one another with respect, honesty and decency. Respect in the workplace includes fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, and that is everyone’s responsibility. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies.
Under no circumstance should any employee, contractor or other agent or job applicant be treated less favorably because of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, age, actual or perceived physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.
As part of our commitment to safety, we will not tolerate any form of workplace violence. Violence includes any verbal or physical conduct that causes someone to fear for his or her personal safety, the safety of coworkers, or the safety of company property.
Supervisors have an additional responsibility to set an example through their own conduct. Leaders are expected to keep lines of communication open so that employees feel comfortable asking questions and reporting concerns. Leaders must ensure that employees are fully trained about the company’s policies regarding individual rights, non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion.
Employees who have concerns can contact the Dominion Energy Compliance Line (1-800-628-1798) 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online to www.DConcern.com. Employees who know of workplace violence or suspect it might be imminent should contact corporate security.
Dominion Energy values openness and respects the contributions of employees who help enforce its code of business conduct. The company does not tolerate retaliation against any employee who in good faith reports suspected unethical conduct or violation of laws, rules, regulations or company policies, or anyone who cooperates with the investigation of a concern.
Dominion Energy contracts with hundreds of suppliers. Where we can, we use local suppliers and small, minority, and women-owned businesses. For more details, see the “Supplier Diversity” section of our chapter on Community Development.
We hold all our suppliers to the same expectations, beginning with full adherence to all applicable legal and regulatory obligations, including those governing consumer and environmental protection, labor relations and employee welfare. In addition, we have our own Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. It outlines our standards and expectations with regard to safety, workplace conduct, supplier diversity, conflicts of interest, environmental stewardship, antitrust and privacy.
Suppliers must comply with Dominion Energy’s commitment to a humane workplace free from discrimination, harassment, physical coercion, and any form of workplace violence. Suppliers have a responsibility to uphold Dominion Energy’s commitment and report any acts of harassment, intimidation or coercion related to race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, age, actual or perceived physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other classification protected by law.
Dominion Energy’s suppliers shall support and respect internationally recognized human rights. Suppliers shall not use, or participate in, the exploitation of workers, forced or involuntary labor. Child labor is not acceptable. Suppliers shall not employ any person under the minimum legal age for employment as prescribed by the local authority, and no workforce members under the age of 18 shall perform work that may expose them to inappropriate hazards. Suppliers are expected to ensure that wages, benefits and hours of work comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Dominion Energy has a responsibility to safeguard the personal information of its stakeholders, and it expects its suppliers to do the same. Suppliers who are provided with confidential information regarding Dominion Energy’s customers, shareholders or employees have an ethical and legal responsibility to preserve the privacy, confidentiality and security of this information, and use it only for appropriate business reasons and in compliance with applicable privacy laws and contractual requirements. At Dominion Energy, privacy is an important part of how we do business, and we expect our suppliers with access to personal information to protect it and collect, maintain and transmit such information securely.
If a supplier becomes aware of any violation of legal requirements, Dominion Energy policies or the Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, the supplier should notify Dominion Energy’s Supply Chain Management by calling the Dominion Energy Compliance Line at 1-800-628-1798 or by using the Dominion Compliance Line online.