The people who work at APS, our suppliers, community partners and customers all play a part in building a sustainable energy future for Arizona.
The APS workforce of 6,300 dedicated employees strengthens our company with its skill, experience and diverse perspectives. Respect and inclusion are core APS values, and we know that a diversity of backgrounds, viewpoints and ideas is essential to success.
Our efforts to support and empower our employees have been widely recognized. Forbes included APS on its 2016 list of America’s Best Employers. Veterans are about 20 percent of our workforce, helping APS earn the designation of a Military Friendly® employer by GI Jobs Magazine for the third straight year.
Promoting diversity in our suppliers also is an ongoing objective. Our industry-leading Supplier Diversity and Development program has spent more than $2 billion with diverse businesses since 1992.
Technology is giving customers more options with their energy. We strive to provide tools (including a new app with billing, outage information and energy usage data) and resources (such as new energy efficiency programs) to help them better manage their service.
Supporting the communities where our employees live and work is important to APS. Our 2016 investment in the community, including grants, scholarships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation, totaled more than $10 million. In addition, our employees volunteered 120,000 hours, a value of about $2.8 million to our nonprofit partners. APS employees also sit on the boards of some 300 Arizona nonprofit organizations.