Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in our ability to make a difference in the world through commitment, action and accountability.
Statements from our leaders
"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."
"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. WWT takes pride in honoring and respecting all our employees' unique differences, be it race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability and more."
Bob Ferrell, EVP, Global Human Resources and DE&I
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.
Dedicated D&I Team
Works closely with HR and Executive Leadership
Committed to understanding our employees' thoughts and feelings
Building awareness, growth and connections through real stories and experiences
IML D&I Training
Focused on awareness, unconscious bias, difficult conversations and empathy
Employee Resource Groups
Listening, learning and connecting to strengthen our diversity
Recruiting, retention and development
Giving back, creating opportunity and development, making the world a better place
Helping develop and sustain diverse businesses
Supporting mental health is critical for building a world-class culture where all people want to work
Diversity & Inclusion Outcomes
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.
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.
Creating a culture of inclusion encourages multiple perspectives, experiences and capabilities in problem solving. The results are significant to innovative and creative business outcomes.
Continue driving change and education through community partnership. We believe making a positive social and business impact requires a combination of Corporate Social Responsibility.
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. Questions about our Supplier Diversity program? Contact us.
Community Outreach: Environment, Social and Governance
We believe in our ability to make a difference in the world through commitment, action and accountability. Our Environment, Social and Governance 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.
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.
Forbes: America's Best Employers For Diversity
Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Year in Review
WWT - Supplier Diversity Program
2021 "IMPRESSIONS": Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award Winners