Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

NREL aspires to be a world-class leader in workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by creating and maintaining a culture of respect, caring, and belonging.

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Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

NREL's Global Accessibility and Belonging Office and employee resource groups ensure all voices at the laboratory are heard. Achieving our clean energy mission will happen if all staff are asked to speak, contribute, and lead. Clean energy innovation is born from diversity.

Interested in working at NREL? Explore our job postings, which include career opportunities in a variety of fields.

To see how NREL staff breaks down by gender and ethnicity, view our demographics below. The figures reflect NREL's employee population as of Sept. 30, 2023, with 3,185 employees.


Male Female
75% 25%

*We acknowledge that some employees identify as nonbinary. We are updating our self-identification requests for current employees. In the future, we will include data for employees who self-identify as nonbinary.

Caucasian American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Two or More Races
75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 0%

See NREL Workforce Demographic Data and Trends for Fiscal Years 2019–2023.

Leading by Example

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace begins with our leadership team. Listen to NREL Director Martin Keller share his thoughts.

Read the video text version.

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Employee Resource Groups

Our employee resource groups gather for professional development and social activities that provide a culturally diverse and collaborative environment for NREL staff to share.


Arron K. Gregory

Global Accessibility and Belonging Officer