MDU Resources believes that while governments have the primary role of protecting human rights, we have a responsibility to respect human rights and can have a positive impact in the communities where we operate. Our Human Rights Policy speaks to our commitment to employees, safety, communities and suppliers. We support, and our conduct is consistent with, the spirit and intent of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, where applicable to business.

MDU Resources also is committed to an inclusive environment that respects the differences and embraces the strengths of its diverse employees to further its corporate vision. MDU Resources views diversity through a broad lens. Diversity is who we are as individuals, including the differences that make each employee unique. Those differences go beyond gender and race. Diversity also includes education, background, approachability, work function, union affiliation, management status, seniority, sexual orientation, physical ability and all the other factors that make us who we are.

If diversity is who we are, then inclusion is what we do. MDU Resources respects employees’ differences and supports an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued and are treated equally. Equal treatment includes pay equity, regardless of an employee's gender, race or other individual attributes. MDU Resources and its companies annually complete Affirmative Action Plans and analyze gender pay equity. If these efforts identify concerns, corrective action is taken, such as establishing hiring goals and making necessary pay adjustments.

It is important to the corporation that every employee can contribute to their full potential to help achieve our strategic objectives.

When employees use their talents and attributes to meet or exceed customers’ expectations, MDU Resources can be the supplier of choice. Those employees will have made a significant contribution to our customers and to the growth and financial success of our company. MDU Resources has three strategic goals related to diversity:

  • To enhance collaboration efforts — An inclusive work environment allows employees to increase collaboration and cooperation, and to share best practices and ideas within our companies and across our enterprise. It also allows employees to work together to develop new ways to meet individual, customer and shareholder needs.
  • To maintain our culture of integrity, respect and safety — Respecting the individuality and wide-ranging skills and expertise of our employees is parallel with our core cultural values. Ensuring our employees understand that integrity, respect and safety are essential values for all MDU Resources employees will contribute to our growth and success.
  • To increase productivity and profitability — An inclusive work environment values all employees’ perspectives and methods of how to accomplish work, and drives more innovative ideas that will help us solve issues effectively. An inclusive environment removes barriers to new ideas and advances integration efforts.

Diversity Officers

When MDU Resources adopted its diversity statement, the company also appointed a diversity officer from each of its business units. The officers serve as a conduit for diversity-related issues, giving a voice to all employees.

MDU Resources Group, Inc.
Anne Jones
701-530-1015 or
800-437-8000, ext. 1015
1200 W. Century Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503

MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.
Tom Nosbusch
1150 W. Century Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503

WBI Energy, Inc.
Melinda Steckler
701-530-1025 or
800-437-8000, ext. 1025
1250 W. Century Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503

Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
Great Plains Natural Gas Co.
Intermountain Gas Co.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
Jim Kaiser
701-222-7992 or
800-437-8000, ext. 7992
400 N. Fourth St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

Knife River Corporation
Nancy Christenson
701-530-1420 or
1150 W. Century Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503


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