We are committed to creating an uplifting environment and nurturing an inclusive culture where representation matters and people feel empowered. This comes to life in how we are taking action to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Part of our team members’ ability to thrive at work and at home is being able to bring their authentic selves to work every day. To cultivate inclusivity, we promote and enable employee-led networks that bring people together, spark conversation, and create community and understanding. We strive to provide development opportunities that deepen compassion and understanding, and we work to remove systemic barriers to success with our policies and procedures. Our plan for enhancing Diversity & Inclusion is organized into the following strategies.
We activate our inclusive culture through ERGs and Inclusion Networks that serve as a catalyst for our people to learn about other cultures, embrace differences, and appreciate the strength and value of our diverse workforce.
Our ERGs include several thousand members who organize community engagement, knowledge exchange and networking events for employees globally. Our ERGs include:
To increase diverse representation in our global workforce, we take steps to attract, interview, hire, and retain candidates from diverse backgrounds. We partner with universities, key industry, and professional organizations to recruit early and mid-level talent. Below are just a few of our partners.
We aspire to achieve racial equity and social justice around the world, so we directly support several industry initiatives that help us engage with stakeholders. These groups also help guide our Diversity & Inclusion policies, practices, and commitments.
We were among the first companies to join CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion in 2017. Each member company is urged to create open, trusting environments where they can have complex, sometimes difficult, dialogue about diversity and inclusion. Each year our Chair and CEO hosts a CEO-led Day of Understanding when thousands of employees from across our organization meet to discuss diversity and inclusion topics.
We support an 11-point commitment for manufacturers to advance justice, equality, and opportunity for all people of color.
As the first in our industry to enter the Paradigm for Parity Coalition, we pledge to bring gender parity to our corporate leadership structure by 2030.
We are a founding member of OneTen, a coalition of leading companies committed to training, hiring, and advancing 1 million Black Americans over the next 10 years.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to our suppliers with a focus on building relationships established on mutual respect, cross collaboration and inclusion that drives growth and innovation.
Our 2030 Sustainability Commitments guide our actions and ambitions – including our goals to achieve gender parity in senior leadership positions, increase women in management positions, and increase the amount of racially and ethnically diverse people in our salaried U.S. workforce by 50%. These goals demonstrate our dedication to advancing diverse and inclusive practices across our organization. We hold ourselves accountable by sharing our progress in our annual ESG report.