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Diversity & Employee Relations

Diversity & Employee Relations

Our Diversity Mission

At Williams, we foster an environment that attracts a high-performing, diverse workforce. All individuals are respected and valued for their contributions and have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. We treat all employees, customers, business partners, shareholders and the communities in which we serve with respect and dignity.

Diversity Programs and Initiatives

Business Resource Groups

Business Resource Groups within Williams serve as advocates of change in support of managing diversity and provide valuable insights to management on commercial issues, as well as employee relations. These groups are employee-driven and have the full support of Williams management team.

Williams currently has five groups:

We also have unique field business unit teams, known as Expanding
the Possibility of an Inclusive Culture (EPIC) teams, which are
designed to “make diversity and inclusion real” at every Williams
work location throughout the company, whether a drilling operation
or a pipeline station.

EEOC Statement

Williams is an equal opportunity employer.  None of our employees are represented by unions or covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Keeping Track

We benchmark ourselves using best practice information from Catalyst, Diversity Inc, and Executive Leadership Council, so we can continually improve. One example of this is targeting recruitment efforts and scholarship programs to attract women and people of color to roles that have traditionally been held by men, such as technical and engineering positions.

Reporting Potential Violations

Williams encourages its employees, to report a suspected violation of any law, regulation or company policy. An employee should seek guidance from their normal reporting channels: supervisor, next level of management, functional vice president or if these channels are not satisfactory the employee should contact the Business Ethics Resource Center or to anonymously report a violation, call Williams’ Action Line at 1-800-324-3606.

The company understands employees may be reluctant to report violations or complaints if they believe the reporting employee will be subjected to retaliation. It is against company policy for employees to engage in or tolerate retaliation or any form of harassment directed against an employee who reports a suspected problem in good faith.