Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

GTI Energy is committed to building an inclusive culture where people of all backgrounds and abilities feel like they are part of a team and can show up to work as their whole, authentic selves.  It is the power of our people that fuels us to develop innovative solutions that transform lives, economies, and the environment.

DEIA Mission Statement

Our mission is to intentionally build and advance a culture that values and empowers people from differing backgrounds to bring together diverse perspectives that are crucial to delivering innovative solutions to complex problems.

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DEIA Strategy

Our DEIA strategy centers on three pillars that are intentionally connected and work together to effectively drive DEIA outcomes.

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Attract, hire, and develop a high-performing workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Optimize experiences throughout an employee’s career and provide opportunities for them to progress and develop their careers.

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Ensure that all employees are taking action to increase diversity and equity and maintain an inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and respected. Create a sense of belonging so that employees can fully contribute their talents.

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Position our projects to have a positive and meaningful impact in the communities where we work and with external partners to build Enterprise reputation. This will help with expanding job satisfaction and employee retention.

DEIA Council

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Council is made up of individuals across all levels of our organization who are committed to advancing DEIA at GTI Energy, and through the work we do with our customers and partners, and in our communities.

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DEIA in Action

At GTI Energy, we implement career programs that support inclusive and equitable growth opportunities.

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Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP)

ERDP accelerates post-graduate careers by guiding participants through a variety of rotational experiences within the organization, enabling comprehensive insights into various dimensions of the business.

Intern Program

Our internship programs facilitate the skill development and business acumen of participants through hands-on education and training.

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Project Trailblazer

Project Trailblazer empowers a diverse cohort of emerging leaders to exhibit creativity and practicality over a six-month duration, fostering collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to shape strategic direction for developing solutions with the potential for future commercialization.


Accelerate is an immersive training initiative designed to equip new and existing managers with enhanced leadership skills and competencies, ensuring effectiveness in their roles and the ability to effect progress within their teams.

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Employee Resource Groups

We are proud to work with several employee resource programs, such as Women’s Professional Network, Young Professional Network, and Employee Advisory Committee, which promote personal and professional growth of our people and engage employees across the enterprise to build relationships and drive an inclusive environment and culture.

Life at GTI Energy

Our vision is to sustain a workplace culture that advances DEIA while celebrating authenticity, creativity, curiosity, and innovation. We want our teams to excel and to connect with each other while working toward our shared purpose to transform lives, economies, and the environment. And we want our teams to have fun while doing it.

Year after year, GTI Energy has been recognized by Top Workplaces as a top Chicagoland and USA workplace, and has received multiple industry and culture excellence awards for DE&I practices, innovation, purpose & values, and much more.

If you are interested in joining GTI Energy to develop solutions for low-carbon, low-cost energy systems, visit our Careers page.