DEI at Apex
Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and creating opportunities for the next generation
At Apex, we strive to maximize representation to increase the strength of our team, business, and industry; we build community to ignite opportunities for all to further the transition to a clean energy future; and we lead with respect to create meaningful change beyond the workplace.
Apex recognizes that establishing a diverse and inclusive culture elevates our employees, solutions, and stakeholders. With that purpose as a driving force, we seek continuous improvement of our ongoing initiatives while forging new pathways in the standards of representation, education, and accountability—both within and outside of Apex’s four walls.
Closing the gaps
Over the past several years, Apex has improved on current commitments and forged new ones to support increased standards of representation, education, and accountability across all levels of our business. From celebrating and commemorating the contributions of various groups throughout the year and volunteering in the community to establishing our professional mentorship program and offering a free, online “Clean Energy Crash Course” to undergraduate students, Apex works throughout the year to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace.
The Apex Academy
The Apex Clean Energy Academy is a free, experiential one-week summer course that introduces high school students to renewable energy. Students work with GIS software, learn how to plan a renewable energy project, and make connections with Apex department leads and industry experts.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Over the years, Apex has worked diligently to curate a workplace culture that embodies our core values and attracts accomplished and motivated individuals. We have worked to not only drive visibility for opportunities at Apex, but also illuminate career paths throughout the broader industry. The notion of educating, supporting, and inspiring young leaders is a priority shared by Apex and the Ron Brown Scholar Program.
The Apex team has designed an in-person, customized experience for school groups at our corporate headquarters in downtown Charlottesville, the largest mass timber building on the East Coast.
During the tour, students learn about the sustainable aspects of Apex Plaza; hear from a member of the team responsible for building our renewable energy facilities; visit our Remote Operations Control Center, which manages our operating projects in real time; and more.
In 2022, Apex pledged to contribute $1 million over four years to Charlottesville’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. The fund is working hand in hand with the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA), the residents of CRHA properties, and the Public Housing Association of Residents to provide modern and safe homes that include supportive services such as early childhood development centers, health clinics, and training and employment opportunities.
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