Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) program seeks continual improvement through strategic action, review of practices and reporting of our initiatives. These actions support our business objectives by promoting associate satisfaction and retention, community partnerships, and innovation. Guided by our Core Value of Respect for All People, we also seek to foster equitable pay and promotion opportunities within our company.
We are committed to promoting DEI within our organization and among the communities we are proud to serve. We know that Doing the Right Thing each and every day for our associates, customers, suppliers, service providers and the communities we serve is critical to our ongoing success. We believe this commitment has been a competitive advantage and key to our long-term success.
“Our mission to build a culture of understanding, acceptance and appreciation cannot be done by any one person or a single team. Real change only happens if we have the commitment of every associate.”
– Derek Bottoms, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Associate Relations