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US utility Dominion Energy has received recognition from two independent sources for its leadership and management, and for its commitment to veterans and the military.

The Management Top 250, an annual report conducted by the Wall Street Journal and the Drucker Institute recognises Dominion Energy for programmes implemented to enhance employee satisfaction and to benefit society whilst looking beyond profits. The ranking is based on customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

Thomas F Farrell, II, CEO at Dominion Energy, said: "In this ranking The Journal recognises that Dominion Energy is committed to our customers and our employees while delivering value in every aspect of our business.

"We are guided every day by our core values as we work to deliver safe, reliable, affordable energy to our customers."

G.I Jobs has named Dominion Energy as a "Top 10 Military Friendly Company" for 2019. Dominion Energy ranks fifth nationwide and is the highest ranking energy company on this list.

The recognition is Dominion’s tenth in consecutive years. This is due to:

  • Approximately one of every five new employees hired by Dominion is a veteran
  • The utility providing bill assistance to more than 3,500 veterans through the EnergyShare programme between 2015 and 2018
  • Dominion through the Charity Classic golf tournament raised more than $600,000 primarily for veterans' charities.
  • Dominion Energy spearheading the development and national launch of the "Troops to Energy Jobs" programme.
  • 100 percent salary differential and benefits coverage for up to five years for deployed military employees.

In November, Dominion launched its “100 homes for 100 veterans” project. Through this programme, the utility will upgrade and 'winterise' veterans' homes through sealing leaks, and installing insulation and energy-saving light bulbs.

One of the veterans being helped as part of this programme was paying $600 per month on energy bills last winter.

"Recruiting, hiring and training veterans continues to be a top priority at Dominion Energy," added Farrell.

"Veterans possess many of the qualities we seek in our workforce. Our company's commitment to veterans started during World War I when our employees sent soldiers care packages. Today we are still focused on helping those who serve our country and their families."