UGI Corporation is an international energy distribution and services company that provides superior service in delivering a range of energy products.
UGI Stands Against Racial Inequality
A message from our President and CEO John Walsh
As an organization, we stand in solidarity with the black community and in the fight to end systematic racism. Change does not happen overnight, but with committed leadership, listening and learning from those who have been disadvantaged, and a sincere belief to do what’s right, we can succeed and make a difference for future generations.
The senseless deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks have highlighted the extreme injustices in our society. All of us have felt a range of emotions as we have dealt with this news. We recognize the immense responsibility we have to do more.
As I process my own thoughts and feelings in these challenging times, I have found myself drawn to several of our Company’s core values, particularly, our values focused on Respect and Integrity. While all six of our values are intertwined, these particular values speak directly to relationships and how we respect and care for each other, our customers and for the residents in the multitude of communities we serve in the U.S. and in Europe. It is the bond of unity that supports us and holds us together.
The diversity in the communities where we live and work provides us with an important source of strength and is something that we value about the communities we serve. Respecting our differences, embracing our diversity and engaging others with integrity and inclusion are critically important behaviors, particularly as we work together to address the economic and social divisions in our country.
UGI continues to seek out opportunities to have deeper, more impactful engagements with the communities we serve. As described in this report, we have a strong tradition of working to deliver support in areas such as childhood literacy, health and wellness, and safety, among others. As recent events have unfolded, it has become clear that UGI also has an opportunity to align itself with organizations that strive to eliminate racial injustice. Additionally, we understand that we have work to do at UGI. We will intensify our focus on the representation and inclusion of minorities across our businesses, with a goal that our workforce accurately represents the communities in which we operate. As a company and as leaders, we will do better in these critical areas.
At UGI, we are committed to rededicating ourselves to being kind and to expressing our care and concern in our actions toward each other, and to those around us. We strive to demonstrate our values of Respect and Integrity in our daily actions and activities. Real change begins when people join together and care for one another. UGI remains committed to doing our part, and working towards being a positive presence for all of our stakeholders as we deal with the major challenges facing our society. I ask all UGI employees to join me in living all of our core values each and every day.
UGI’s mission is to be the preeminent energy distribution company in our markets – natural gas midstream in the eastern US and LPG distribution in the US and Europe – by providing a superior range of energy services to our customers
At UGI, we believe that safe, reliable, and affordable energy is a necessity for our customers and communities. We strive to deliver this fundamental need through best-in-class safety, operations, products and services while enhancing the experience of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.
Our People’s Safety
Safety is not only our top priority and one of our core values — it’s a way of life for us. At UGI, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, and to making safety a priority in all of our interactions with colleagues, customers and the communities we serve.
We maintain a strong safety culture and emphasize the importance of everyone’s role in identifying, mitigating and communicating safety risks across the Company. UGI believes the achievement of superior safety performance is an important short-term and long-term strategic initiative. Safety is included as a component of the annual bonus calculation for executives and non-executives, reinforcing our commitment to safety across our organization.
Diversity at UGI
UGI believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to business success. We want all employees to be respected and valued while offering everyone the opportunity to enhance their careers. By fostering an environment that values diversity we can leverage talent, unique perspectives, and varying employee experiences to ensure continued long-term success. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (our Code) includes expectations related to our work environment, including guidelines to prevent workplace harassment. We provide ongoing diversity and inclusion training for all employees. UGI continues to increase its focus on representation of women and minorities across our businesses with a goal that our workforce represent the communities in which we operate.