Socially Responsible Business Practices

Social sustainability is about education, opportunity, and health — creating new possibilities for employees, and a better world for our communities.


Our commitment to inclusiveness, diversity, and respect in all areas of our business leads to happier employees and customers, and more opportunities for all. Here are some highlights.

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Our Employees

With an employee population the size of a large town, and spread around the world, we’ve created programs addressing race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more.
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Human Rights

We adopted our Global Human Rights Policy in 2010, and today we make sure our employees, business partners, and suppliers adhere to it as well.
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Company Culture

Our 96.1% key talent retention rate reflects our winning company culture and values our push for integrity, respect, teamwork, innovation and courage. 

Factory worker meeting

Diversity & Inclusion

By appointing a director of diversity recruiting, we’re showing our commitment to workforce diversity and fair compensation to our employees.
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Training & Development

We invest in our people by offering a wide variety of training and personal development programs. In 2019, 97% of our salaried employees participated in a development conversation with their manager.

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100% of our U.S. employees are trained on anti-harassment annually.

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Occupational Health & Safety

Our approach to creating and sustaining a safety-focused culture includes internal auditing procedures, employee ergonomics, and a behavior-based safety program.
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Supplier Diversity

Our pledge to increase supplier diversity is paying off, as we have seen our supplier diversity scores improve 18% and, in 2019, we purchased $532 million in goods and services from diverse-owned businesses in 2019.

Corporate Citizenship

Advancing mobility, shelter, nutrition — these are the foundational pillars of our work to establish healthy and happy communities.

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Education & Economic Mobility

Our focus is to advance STEM education to create career options for the next generation to thrive in the global workforce.
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Housing & Comfort Cooling

Our employees volunteered 51,453 hours toward providing housing and shelter.

Food Workers Meeting

Healthy Food

We’re making it easier and more affordable for food banks to safely recover, redirect, and distribute fresh food to those who need it most.

Embracing socially responsible business practices means we believe in putting more into society than we take out.

Our Foundation

Through philanthropy and humanitarian work, our Foundation’s purpose is to develop charitable partnerships that help build comfortable, sustainable, efficient and educated communities.

Foundation Donor Recipients

A look at our list of over 200 donor recipients exemplifies our priorities in diversity, education, and opportunity.

Foundation Charter

We’ve created a common vision for corporate citizenship, one that is dedicated to improving lives in the communities where we’re located.

Charitable Giving

In giving back to our communities, we’re focusing on six key areas: sustainability, disaster relief, matching gifts, education, volunteerism, and employee opportunity.

We make it our priority to build a winning work culture that is values-based, inclusive, and engages and develops people.

We invest in the long-term well-being and development of our associates and communities.

Opportunity for All

We’re focusing on our workforce and communities by strengthening economic mobility and bolstering quality of life.

How We'll Do It

Among many social sustainability initiatives, we’ll achieve enhanced workforce diversity reflective of our communities, seek gender parity in leadership roles, and provide wellness offerings for our global employee population.

Our Progress


of leadership positions were held by women in 2019


of new suppliers are screened on human rights and labor practices