NextEra Energy named to HispanicBusiness Media’s 2012 ‘Diversity Best Companies’ list

For the third consecutive year, NextEra Energy, Inc., parent company of Florida Power & Light Company, has been named one of the nation’s best companies for diversity practices by HispanicBusiness Media.

The annual list honors companies for their commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.

“At NextEra Energy, we recruit and develop a diverse workforce that’s committed to excellence and to doing the right things for our customers. We’re proud of our strong commitment to diversity in recruiting and advancement, and we’re grateful for the recognition from HispanicBusiness Media,” said NextEra Energy Executive Vice President of Human Resources Shaun Francis.

NextEra Energy draws talent from a diverse pool of qualified candidates. It welcomes them to a vibrant business environment that values people with varied backgrounds and perspectives, challenges them with exciting work, and leverages their unique contributions. Last year, nearly four of every 10 new employees at NextEra Energy were members of minority groups.

FPL focuses on Hispanic markets as part of its advertising program and sponsors a wide range of social, economic development, educational and community involvement initiatives in Hispanic communities. In addition, FPL purchased more than $365 million in goods and services from small-business and minority suppliers during the last fiscal year.