We want all our partners and associates to feel valued for their culture, skills and traits, and to know they can fulfill their ambition and succeed together. We want them to feel comfortable and enjoy being part of our company. We can’t be a great company unless we become more diverse and inclusive. It’s a tremendous business opportunity — because it enables us to use creativity and multiple perspectives to respond fast and effectively to customer needs.
We must promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and be accountable for measurable results. We must always look to improve recruiting, placing and retaining diverse associates and people of color, women and other diverse groups in senior leadership.
The spirit of diversity and inclusion doesn’t exist on a balance sheet. It lives in our hearts and minds, and most important, in our behaviors, including:
By making diversity a competitive advantage, we can make our company a better place to work, better understand our diverse customers’ needs, and give customers and communities outstanding service and deliver more value to our stockholders.