We help our customers get the most for their energy dollars, including rebates, which they can get through SCE's award-winning energy efficiency programs. Customers can receive incentives for helping to control power demand through "demand-response" programs, which help to keep wholesale supplies and prices under control.
As part of our commitment to environmental protection, the electric power we provide for our customers includes more alternate and renewable energy (17.7%), from a greater variety of resources, than nearly any other utility in the world. We have been active in efforts to improve Southern California air quality since the 1940s.
SCE is also an active donor to community and educational causes. SCE employee volunteers annually donate more than 700,000 hours of work to community and non-profit organizations.
SCE's customer base is both ethnically and culturally diverse, with among the state's largest concentration of non-English speaking residents. Our company celebrates and accommodates the diversity of the community it serves through in-languages services and special programs. An emphasis on diversity strategies, operational goals and accountability helped SCE maintain its rank in the top tier of Fortune magazine's annual list of the top 50 companies in America for ethnic minorities, placing high on the list at number eight. This is SCE's seventh consecutive year receiving this recognition, which highlights the company's commitment to develop a work force of first-rate professionals that embraces diversity and reflects the customers it serves.
Our most recent accolades:
- 50 Best Companies for Latinas to work for in the Untied States - LATINA Style (1999 - 2007)
- Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers - GI Jobs (2006 - 2007)
- Top 50 Companies in America for Ethnic Minorities - Fortune (2005 - 2006)
- 100 Best Places to Work in IT - ComputerWorld (1997 - 2007)
- Hispanic Business Diversity Elite - Hispanic Business (2006 - 2007)
On an average day SCE provides power to:
- 13 million people
- 430 cities and communities in 50,000 square miles of service area, encompassing 11 counties in central, coastal and Southern California
- Commercial industrial and nonprofit customers, including:
- 5,000 large businesses
- 280,000 small businesses
To deliver that power, it takes:
- 16 utility interconnections
- 4,990 transmission and distribution circuits
- 425 transmission and distribution crews
- The days and nights of more than 13,000 employees
- Over a century of experience
Southern California Edison grew out of various small companies that began experimenting with power generation and transmission as early as the 1880s. These pioneering visionaries literally lighted the way for Southern and Central California to enter the technological age that dawned with the 20th century. It's that heritage that inspires SCE today as we greet a new century full of potential to make life better for our customers.
We wish to thank William A. Myers, and Trans-Anglo Books, for allowing us to reprint the timeline information taken from Myers' book, Iron Men and Copper Wires: A Centennial History of the Southern California Edison Company.
DiversityAt Southern California Edison, we believe that diversity helps drive our success. It empowers us to provide superior customer service, enriches the lives of our employees, and connects us to the communities in which we live and work.
With a history that spans more than a century, SCE is nationally recognized as one of the best places to work, a company with dedicated, talented, compassionate people determined to make a difference, on and off the job.
As one of the region's major employers, our intent is to develop all employees to their full potential. Fostering a work environment where everyone is valued for his or her distinctive skills, life experiences and perspective is imperative.
As a community partner, SCE has set rigorous supplier diversity goals and established productive relationships with low-income, ethnic and women's groups to enhance employment, educational and economic development opportunities and experiences in the communities we serve.
Our commitment to diversity is unwavering. It's the right thing to do for our employees and the success of our business.
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