In the US workplace, women are paid 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, on average. Addressing this issue is a key priority for Sunrun, as the company strives to attract, retain and advance the best female talent, and to develop fair and inclusive workplaces for all genders.
In 2016, Sunrun signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge. In 2016, Sunrun voluntarily stopped asking candidates nationwide for salary history, more than a year before AB 168 was enacted in California, making it illegal for an employer to rely on past salary history when making compensation decisions for new hires.
In 2018, Sunrun became the first solar company to achieve pay parity, meaning all employees regardless of gender, performing similar work in similar locations are paid equally. Sunrun continues promoting a culture of pay equity and advocating for change. The company also strives to be a model for the industry, advocating and helping the industry advance diversity, equity and inclusion. In April 1, 2019, the company was among the signatories of the first CA Pay Parity Pledge.
Fair and equal pay for all genders and races is a fundamental human right and integral to the Sunrun ethos. In the United States today, the workplace inequity that exists is unacceptable. On average, women are paid 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. Taking real action to address the issue is the right thing for our business, our communities, and our society. Integrity is one of Sunrun’s pivotal values spanning across the entire organization. It permeates how we engage with customers and local communities, to how we pay our people. This is why I am so proud that Sunrun is the first solar company to achieve 100% gender pay parity for all employees across Sunrun.