Brown-Forman is committed to a workplace climate that encourages and fosters employee growth and development.
Here, we actively promote a culture of greater understanding and diversity in a concerted effort to build an environment where everyone has the opportunity to achieve business and personal success. We believe that amassing the diverse abilities of individual leaders creates better overall company strategies, decisions, and policies.
“We feel that diversity is more than just hiring people; it’s about creating a clear and demonstrable culture of inclusion.”
Globally, our employees bring unique and diverse talents to our business – in many ways representative of the wide range of outstanding brands in our portfolio. But while our global presence allows us to hire from the most gifted and diverse candidates, we feel that diversity is more than just hiring people; it’s about creating a clear and demonstrable culture of inclusion that respects, maximizes, and even celebrates individual differences and experiences and embraces the success these can bring to all of us at Brown-Forman as well as to our communities. For us, maximizing differences is a responsibility that we take seriously as a business and community leader in today’s global climate.
Our culture of diversity extends beyond our immediate employees to include our business and community relationships, too. By developing and engaging in these partnerships, we help to ensure our valued consumers’ needs are being served.
Looking ahead, diversity will continue to impact our global business as we direct more of our energies into our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. There is still work to be done, but just as the aging process can have a profound impact on the quality of our products, so too can patience and persistence reward our efforts to implement diversity and inclusion as a way of life of all Brown-Forman brands and business partners.
Paul C. Varga
President and Chief Executive Officer