Phoenix, Ariz.,
12
August
2019
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11:34 PM
America/Denver

Salt River Project signs ONE Community’s UNITY Pledge

SRP is first utility in Arizona to sign pledge in support of equal treatment in employment, housing and public accommodations

Salt River Project (SRP) has signed the UNITY Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in employment, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. SRP is the first utility in Arizona to sign the pledge and joins more than 20,000 individuals and 3,200 businesses including GoDaddy, Yelp, American Airlines, the Arizona Diamondbacks, PetSmart, Fry’s Food Stores, and Coca-Cola in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona.

"As a public utility that has been powering Arizona homes and businesses for more than 100 years, SRP believes in treating all people, including our customers, employees and members of the community, with respect and dignity,” said Mike Hummel, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer. “The UNITY Pledge is an embodiment of that dedication in action and we are proud to sign.”

“SRP understands that treating people fairly and with respect is the right thing to do,” said ONE Community President and Co-Founder, Angela Hughey. “We are thankful for their leadership in Arizona and commitment to an Arizona that is open for business to everyone.”

Created by ONE Community, a member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, the UNITY Pledge is a public declaration to support and advance workplace equality and non-discrimination policies in housing and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender Arizonans.

About ONE Community

Since our inception in 2008, ONE Community has evolved into member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans. We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities on the benefits of inclusion and its direct impact on attracting and retaining top talent and businesses—and thereby, ensuring our state’s economic sustainability.

About ONE Community Foundation

The ONE Community Foundation is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans. We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities on the benefits of respecting, protecting, and celebrating all who live in our great state.

About Salt River Project

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.