Core Values

NREL's core values guide our actions and acknowledge that how we work is as important as what we deliver.

Two female NREL staff members hand out books to children in a classroom.

Children at a local elementary school received a book of their own from NREL volunteers Jean Wheasler and Jill Rhodes on the last day of school.

These principles guide our daily actions and efforts.


Contribute positively to NREL's vision, mission, and strategy.


Challenge conventional approaches, lead change, and contribute solutions to benefit society.


Foster mutual learning, teamwork, and partnerships.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Create a diverse, inclusive, and caring community that drives a respectful workplace. Learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at NREL.


Commit to the safety, security, and wellness of our NREL community.