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Diversity & Inclusion

 

We stand in solidarity with anybody exercising their freedom of speech via nonviolent protests and action. Racism has no place in our world, and it must be stopped! Our priority is to continuously improve our culture of inclusion and equality by enhancing employee safety and well-being, listening to our teammates, fostering equality and creating a great place to work for all.

Dave Steward, Chairman and Founder
Jim Kavanaugh, CEO and Co-Founder

 

WWT’s Core Values are at the center of our culture and our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) program. Listening to understand and celebrating our unique qualities makes us better individually, collectively and ultimately drives business innovation and success.

Bob Ferrell, VP of Diversity & Inclusion

Key D&I Initiatives

Like our core values and culture, a set of key programs will serve as building blocks that make WWT a great place to work for all and be foundational to our long-term success — both from a business and D&I perspective. 

Diversity & Inclusion Pillars

Our D&I program is a commitment to continuously invest in a culture of inclusion that drives shared value across our people, business and community. When we invest in our people, we enable them to deliver tangible business outcomes and better themselves while creating a force multiplier for our collective ability to impact the communities in which we work.

Workforce

Building a diverse workforce starts with our recruiting efforts and providing continuous education to our employees on embracing and celebrating the cultural differences of our employees. 

Business Impact

Creating a culture of inclusion encourages multiple perspectives, experiences and capabilities in problem solving. The results are significant to innovative and creative business outcomes.

Community Outreach

Continue driving change and education through community partnership. We believe making a positive social and business impact requires a combination of Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Increasing Empathy By Sharing Our Stories

Effective storytelling increases empathy, which can lead to change. WWT Storytellers is a forum for employees to share their personal stories of challenge, growth, inspiration and triumph to help connect our employees globally. When employees feel safe and valued, they are more likely to make meaningful contributions to their teams, invest in their physical, mental and financial health, and seek ways to improve the community. 

Employee Resource Groups

Transformation doesn’t happen without listening. Our Employee Resource Groups strengthen our workforce culture dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. These groups help those in them better understand others through listening, learning and engaging. As we celebrate our employees’ unique contributions to our culture and business, we put them in a position to make meaningful impact on our business and community. 

 
WORKFORCE

Diversity Hiring, Retention and Training

We are focused on increasing diverse candidates and hires in all areas of the business, investing our recruitment from diverse sources, committed to developing diverse teammates, and educating the rest of our organization to maintain an inclusive culture. Our goal is to ensure equity and inclusion is incorporated at every level of our organization in order to grow our employees.

 
BUSINESS IMPACT

Supplier Diversity

WWT ensures all of our business partners and suppliers are committed to conducting business with the highest possible standards in regard to ethics, labor, employee health and safety, diversity and the preservation of our environment. Our Supplier Diversity program aims to develop and sustain diverse and socially responsible business relationships, one contract at a time.

 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in our ability to make a difference in the world through commitment, action and accountability. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program seeks to advance our mission of being a profitable growth company that is also a great place to work for all by drawing on our core values and culture to positively impact our people, customers, partners and global environment.