Diversity and inclusion are important, but some companies simply talk the talk without walking the walk. Even if such forward-thinking policies can lead to increased financial success, productivity, and innovation, it’s still taking some U.S. companies literal generations to overcome an obvious societal bias towards hiring a certain kind of person – a bias that persists. But not at these 6 progressive Consumer Goods companies, which have strong D&I policies and initiatives that are integral to their mission.
Location: New York City, NY
L’Oréal is a global leader in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, with an international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands.
On Diversity & Inclusion: L’Oréal creates products for people from all walks of life around the globe. To ensure that our products meet the needs of every form of beauty in every culture, our team members must be as diverse and inclusive as the world itself. To achieve that goal we foster workplaces where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age or disability feel welcomed and valued.””
Location: New Britain, CT
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. focuses on operating in the hand and power tools, and storage industries. It focuses on mechanical and electronic security and engineered fasteners with brands, such as Stanley, Black & Decker, FatMax, DeWalt, Bostitch, Porter-Cable, Facom, Emhart Teknologies, Proto, Kwikset and Mac Tools.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Diversity and inclusion are essential for achieving our vision, fulfilling our purpose and being a sustainable company where the most talented people can thrive. A culture that doesn’t embrace people who look, think and act differently will simply not get to the best solution or results.”
“The opportunity to learn and figure out solutions to new problems or scenarios that need to be supported. To find opportunities to improve existing ones bringing efficiencies, accuracy, accountability and or savings to the company.”
Stanley Black & Decker employees rated their overall culture an A-.
Tech|Consumer Services|Hardware and Devices
Location: El Segundo, CA.
The Mattel family of companies is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels, Monster High, American Girl, Thomas & Friends and Fisher-Price brands, including Little People and Power Wheels®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our business strategy, and help ensure that we are able to continue meeting our customers’ evolving needs. Our Office of Global Diversity provides expertise and guidance, but diversity and inclusion are everyone’s responsibility at Mattel. I personally own our goals, strategies, and results for customers, employees and the communities in which we live and work.”
Consumer Goods|Food & Drink
Location: New York City, NY
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a brewer and provider of consumer products. With a dream to become The Best Beer Company in a Better World, the company has a strong, balanced portfolio. With four of the top ten selling beers in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev holds the number one or number two position in over 20 key markets. It has a key presence in both developed and developing markets.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Our greatest strength is our people, and to build a company to last for the next 100+ years our workforce must reflect our consumers. Diversity and inclusion are more than nice ideas and token words—they are important drivers of our success. When you bring together a diverse community of bold, ambitious and passionate people, the potential for growth is limitless.”
Fashion|Sports & Entertainment
Location: Beaverton, OR
Nike is an American company that designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Nike is a company of purpose, growth and innovation. As we seek to move the world forward through sport, we believe the success of our teammates drives the success of our business. This is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect. When our teams feel supported and inspired, they turn that creativity into innovation to serve our athletes globally and deliver against our goals.”
Location: Seattle, WA
Starbucks is an international chain of restaurants that retails handcrafted coffee, tea, and fresh food items.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “At the heart of our business, we seek to inspire and nurture the human spirit – understanding that each person brings a distinct life experience to the table. Our partners are diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age, but also in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas.”
“Everyone seems to get along, no matter how different out personalities are. Starbucks has a tendency to create that sort of environment.”
Starbucks employees rated their overall culture a A.
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