We Are All Unique
It is our policy to treat every individual with respect. One of our core beliefs is “Value Diversity & Inclusion: I embrace the uniqueness of each individual to make us a stronger and more resourceful organization”. We value a diverse mix of backgrounds, skills and experience to drive new ideas, products and services, and provide us with a sustained competitive advantage. As our Diversity and Inclusion Statement highlights:
We value a supportive and respectful work environment and embrace the uniqueness of each individual. By living our Values and Beliefs, we collectively create accountability, become a stronger, more respectful organization and demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive work environment. Each employee, regardless of background and viewpoint, has the opportunity to contribute to the success of OGE Energy Corp. while serving and supporting the diverse communities where we live and work.
Creating strong business relationships with the right suppliers is a priority for OGE. Our company objective is to seek out and partner with suppliers who share similar values and beliefs to those of OGE Energy Corp. We have developed a Supplier Code of Conduct. All supply chain decisions at the company are to be made objectively, based on quality, service, performance, price and similar competitive factors without bias or perceived obligations. The purpose of our Supplier Code of Conduct is to clearly communicate expectations in areas including but not limited to:
- Governance and ethical business practices aligned with the OGE Energy Corp. Code of Ethics
- Compliance with laws
- Conflicts of interest
- Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption
- Labor and human rights
- Diversity and inclusion
- Environmental stewardship
Please see Doing Business with OGE for additional information on supplier requirements.
OGE Energy Corp. is committed to the protection and advancement of human and workplace rights based on our core values and beliefs and our Code of Ethics. We commit to conduct our business with integrity and in an ethical manner with our employees, customers, regulators, the public and our suppliers.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy – It is OGE Energy Corp.’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status and to ensure affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy. This commitment applies to all of our employment practices, including, but not limited to:
- Recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination and training
- Treatment during employment
- Rates of pay or other forms of compensation and benefits
- Selection for training including apprenticeship and on-the-job training, as applicable
At OGE Energy Corp. we believe employees should be treated with respect and that our work environments should be free from harassment and discrimination. The company’s commitment is simple: harassment directed towards any person for any reason is prohibited.
It is the policy of the company to prohibit harassment directed toward anyone on company property or while conducting company business. The company will take prompt corrective action for violations of this policy. To enforce this policy, the company relies on the full cooperation of employees to bring any incident to its immediate attention.
The company prohibits any form of retaliation against employees for bringing complaints in good faith or cooperating in an investigation. Employees who believe they are being retaliated against should report it immediately.
OGE mPOWERLINE Overview
The OGE mPOWERLINE is a convenient and confidential way for employees to provide feedback, report misconduct, or to raise concerns or potential violations related to ethics, safety, and compliance issues. All reports are handled promptly and confidentially.
All ethics-related submissions to the OGE mPOWERLINE (online or by telephone) will be thoroughly investigated with results reported to the OGE Energy Corp. Board of Directors Audit Committee. Employees are asked to provide enough details to allow the company to investigate the situation thoroughly and address/resolve the issue. General comments, opinions or observations will be delivered in a report to executives.
The nature and severity of the ethics reports we receive at OGE vary widely and can include items such as an alleged theft of material, an alleged violation of a policy, among a number of other potential issues. Regardless of the report type, when our investigation determines that an ethics report is substantiated, we are committed to ensuring action is taken. These actions range from simple coaching conversations to more punitive disciplinary actions, up to and including termination. Experience shows us that when we demonstrate our willingness to take action on substantiated reports, our employees are more likely to be comfortable utilizing the available ethics reporting tools, further enhancing the company’s ability to fulfill our commitment to integrity.