We believe in the value of diversity and inclusion; not just for our employees, but for our consumers and our communities. We want to do our part to build a better future for all, including nurturing a culture where everyone can bring their best self and their best ideas forward.
We strive every day to be better and do better as individuals, leaders, and teams. We do so with the knowledge that diversity is a strength, inclusion is the expectation, and success is the result. We will develop high-performing teams comprised of diverse skills, cultures, and experiences; all while demonstrating diversity and inclusion leadership across our business.
By better understanding the evolving environment in which we work, and positioning ourselves within it, we can ensure that we have initiatives in place to realize the true value of diversity and inclusion for our people, our brands, our business, and our global communities. At Brown‑Forman, we want each of our employees to feel confident knowing they can bring their best self to work each day. In 2019, we developed Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman, our 2030 diversity and inclusion strategy.
With the depth and breadth of importance that D&I will have on Brown‑Forman’s future, it was critical to establish a means to gauge our progress. To do this, we set aggressive, yet achievable ambitions, measure progress towards these ambitions via a number of key performance indicators and hold ourselves accountable.
We developed and published commitments to be better and do better -- to live our value of respect, educate ourselves more fully on what it means to be anti-racist, identify and eliminate barriers to inclusion, create an environment where all employees can bring their best selves to work, and extend our commitment more deeply in our communities, especially our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
More than 20 diversity & inclusion site councils ensure D&I is embedded into our everyday business around the world. Each site council has a leadership committee dedicated to advancing our education and supporting the Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman.
We are working to increase the relevance and appeal of our brands to diverse consumer groups, connecting our brands with women, People of Color, LGBTQ+, individuals who are differently abled, and all legal drinking age generations so that they can play a positive role in their lives and communities.
Our supplier diversity mission is an extension of our broader diversity philosophy and our belief that diversity makes us a stronger company. We will continue to support diverse suppliers by deliberately seeking opportunities to increase our work with supplier businesses that are women- or minority-owned.
Brown-Forman Rallying All Veterans for Excellence (BRAVE) is committed to enhancing the Brown-Forman Veteran experience and supporting the company's overall commitment to being a military friendly company.
Blacks United in Leadership and Development (BUILD) is committed to partnering internally and externally to identify exceptional African-American talent, enhancing the Black experience at Brown-Forman, and serving our communities.
Creating Our Path (COPA) exists to help Brown-Forman in attracting, developing and retaining Latinx/Hispanic talent and to ensure the employee population mirrors the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
Embracing Asian Society & Traditions (EAST) is committed to actively cultivating and promoting the unique cultures, values, and traditions of our diverse communities of Asian heritage.
Growing Remarkable & Outstanding Women (GROW) is dedicated to providing tools, education, and a clear perspective for women as they work to achieve their desired potential within the organization.
PRIDE exists to position Brown-Forman as a global, best-in-class Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally organization, fostering an increasingly inclusive culture.
Sharing Across all Generations of Employees (SAGE) focuses on connecting all generations of Brown-Forman employees to share knowledge and experiences across personal and professional life stages for the purpose of enriching lives.
Supporting and Elevating Ethnic Diversity (SEED) strives to actively cultivate and promote different racial/ethnicity groups, and enrich their experiences at all stages of their careers.
Showing Pride In Respecting Individual Tastes (SPIRIT) supports Brown-Forman’s commitment to creating an environment where all employees feel welcome as contributing members of the organization, regardless of their own choice of whether or not to drink.
The Young Professionals (YP) ERG seeks to strengthen Brown-Forman by engaging, connecting, and fostering the growth and development of young professional employees.