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OVO Energy #1 faith-friendly company in the UK 2023

11 Jul, 2023

No. 10 Downing Street presentation of OVO Energy REDI Index Award by John Glen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.


On 23 May 2023, the fourth annual Corporate Religious Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Index was released in Washington, DC. The REDI Index is the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s benchmark assessment of the degree to which companies include religion as an integral part of their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Among US Fortune 500 companies, the Intel Corporation took first place. Among Global Fortune 500 companies, Accenture to the top spot.

And the top spot in the United Kingdom with to OVO Energy, which has an interfaith employee resource group (ERG) that fosters a diverse, religiously inclusive workplace aligned with the company’s purpose. For example, it has take the lead in a program to develop safety headgear for those who were turbans, hijabs, etc. Also, the company allows employees to substitute 6 of the 8 national bank holidays for other days off, allowing for accommodation of holy days not on the national calendar.

OVO Energy also hosted the first gathering of domestic and multi-national faith-friendly corporations, resulting in a broad faith-friendly coalition that will hold its first national summit on Nov. 20, 2023, to be hosted by Salesforce in their London Tower.

OVO Energy was recognized for this achievement at a ceremony at No. 10 Downing Street.