Strong communities rely on volunteers. More than 4,000 of our employees and retirees volunteer across Michigan annually. You’ll find them volunteering in classrooms, community centers and food pantries

Employees have a particular soft spot for their community. We know this because we match employee donations dollar for dollar for gifts $25 or more, up to $1,000 per year to community foundations, food banks, homeless shelters and universities.

When team members volunteer as a group, the Consumers Energy Foundation donates $250 in Caring for Community grants to qualifying nonprofits. And they outfit us in company blue t-shirts so we can easily find each other when it’s time to carpool home. More than 1,000 employees formed groups last year to serve meals at homeless shelters, build homes for Habitat, beautify community spaces, deliver water and remove invasive species.




Life at Consumers Energy

A diverse and inclusive workforce is key to Consumers Energy’s success. It makes us more successful and a better company to work for. It allows us to better serve our customers, and helps us understand their unique needs. It allows us to bring our whole selves to work, every day.

Consumers Energy believes our employees should mirror our customers, and that’s why we put so much energy into recruiting talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The more diverse our workforce, the more perspective we have when making decisions to drive our business forward. This perspective is key to our inclusive environment. When you come to work for us, you’ll be welcomed by our team and given every opportunity to succeed.

Leading our inclusion initiatives are seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These employee-led organizations help promote our diverse culture and develop initiatives that bring valuable perspective to our workforce.

Employee Resource Groups

CAPABLE: Removes barriers, opens minds, and creates pathways to meaningful work for current and future employees of ALL abilities. We do this by promoting accessibility, accommodations and work/life flexibility, furthering our success as a company without boundaries.

GENERGY: A platform that provides opportunities to discover better ways to effectively communicate and embrace learning and engagement styles of various generations.

MAP: The Minority Advisory Panel promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion among all races and ethnic minorities through education, leadership, development and networking.

PACE: The Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy works to make our company a greater place to work by promoting and supporting an inclusive environment that is safe, supportive and respectful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and allies.

VAP: The Veteran’s Advisory Panel provides support for former and active military personnel and their families.

WAP: The Women’s Advisory Panel contributes to the achievement of our overall corporate strategy by supporting the retention, development and success of women.

WEN: The Women’s Engineering Network works to create an inclusive network that ensures the success of our employees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).