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Diversity Equity Inclusion Accessibility

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Report

Vision for an equitable future

TVA makes strides in Inclusion with Diversity enterprise- and community-wide in 2021, setting the scene to do more in the years to come.

At TVA, inclusion is our way. Always. Now, more than ever, we must embrace the fundamental values that define us. We have a mission to serve all who live, work and play in the Valley. The importance of respect, diversity, inclusion and simply caring for one another cannot be overstated and is central to everything we do.

As such, TVA is committed to Inclusion with Diversity and is taking deliberate steps to close the gaps we have identified. We recognize there is much work to be done. We are investing in Inclusion with Diversity because, first and foremost, it is the right thing to do. Only by embracing diversity of thought and talent among team members and stakeholders will TVA achieve its vision for the future – one centered around innovation and service to others.

TVA has:

  • Elevated Inclusion as a Core Value of our enterprise.
  • Created the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer position to drive DEIA initiatives.
  • Shifted to a regional model that better identifies local community needs and adjusts our priorities and resources to match those needs.
  • Enhanced recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and employee retention practices to advance DEIA within our workforce.
  • Partnered with community leaders, businesses, schools and customers to reduce energy burden and improve energy efficiency through the Uplift programs.
  • Promoted economic prosperity in local communities by welcoming businesses of all types to participate in our Diversity Alliance Program.
  • Established steps to improve TVA supplier and subcontractor diversity.
  • Encouraged the work of our Employee Resource Groups to lift the values of DEIA within our organization and community.
  • Created a Public and Community Engagement Team to establish seven giving pillars with a focus on being a trusted neighbor through corporate giving, employee volunteer efforts and programs to help those in need.
  • Developed informal pathways for the workforce to learn about one another and our diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Explore the Report

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Executive Summary

At TVA, we are building a culture that truly values inclusion with diversity.

Diversity is what makes each of us unique. It’s about appreciating our individual differences and bringing those together to make us stronger and to better reflect the communities we serve. The wider the breadth of experience and knowledge, the better we meet our mission of service across this region. Learn more.

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DEIA Within the Agency

TVA has been committed to Diversity & Inclusion for a long time, but in the past couple years, we recognized we were not making the substantial progress needed in this area. As a result, we turned our focus toward internal culture changes, with an eye on making significant improvements. We elevated Inclusion as a Core Value for our organization, created a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer senior management position, intensified efforts to focus on Inclusion with Diversity across TVA, and created initiatives — from councils, to training, to awareness programs — that enhanced education and engagement across the organization. Learn more.

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Our Work in the Community

At TVA, we are committed to the communities we serve, and we strive to be a trusted neighbor through corporate giving, employee volunteer efforts, and programs that provide support and assistance to those in need. Learn more.


Diversifying Our Supply Chain

TVA’s Supplier Diversity program was established to fulfill TVA’s mission of making lives better by supporting small, local and diverse companies. We are committed to connecting suppliers to our business units and providing equitable opportunities. Learn more.