Letter from Ralph de Chabert, Chief Diversity Officer
At a macro level, we define diversity very broadly as “a collective mixture of similarities and differences and their associated tensions wherever they are found.” On a micro level, our definition encompasses:
1. leveraging our unique capabilities;
2. building the capacity of our supplier partners;
3. reflecting the demographics of the markets in which we do business; and
4. engaging in supportive community development activities.
We believe that a sense of community enhances our ability to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent and ideas as a source of competitive business advantage. Through employee resource groups, employees support each other’s personal and professional growth and enhance their individual and collective ability to contribute to the company.
Our employees understand and are committed to our Diversity & Inclusion management objectives. They are energized and motivated by an environment that encourages them to leverage one another’s uniqueness in order to fully contribute to the success of the business. In the final analysis, they understand that we do what is best for the company by doing what is best for one another.
Ralph de Chabert
Chief Diversity Officer