And just like that, 2021 has come to a close! What a whirlwind of a year it has been, and yet we have managed to make it one to remember. Before we jump into the plans we have for the New Year, we would like to reflect on the impact we have made throughout our communities over the past year.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season draws near, it is a perfect time to reflect on all we have to be grateful. This is the time of year to count our blessings, and give back to those that may not have the same advantages that we do. Supporting our local communities through the United Way is one of the ways UGI Energy Services employees give back. From providing monetary donations to volunteering, hundreds of thousands of people in Berks County are served through 80 programs at 33 partner agencies supported by the United Way. Each year, UGI Energy Services campaigns to raise money to support the United Way. The campaign includes a loaned campaign specialist (LCS) from our business, giving out incentives to encourage donations, creating videos on why we should donate, and more. As the year comes to a close, the final results of our United Way campaign are here!
Recently, UGI Corporation launched an imperative that focuses on areas of diversity and inclusion within our company and the communities we continue to serve. In alignment with the company’s core values, we have launched several initiatives to support the diverse segments of our workforce.
UGI’s BIDE Imperative - Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity - was officially launched this past year, with these four areas serving as the pillars on which the company will focus. BIDE provides the blueprint for achieving greater diversity of thought, experience, culture, gender, race, age, veteran status, sexual orientation and other areas throughout our organization.