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Industry Actions for Racial Equity – Consumer Goods

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  • This workplace transformation guide considers the state of racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) for the consumer goods industry and shares insights, actions, common pitfalls and examples from leading organizations that are part of the Expanding Equity (EE) network.

    The guide recommends actions companies can take, organized by the four pillars – or areas of opportunity – of the EE program, where the consumer goods industry can advance REDI, including a mini-case study from a peer company:

    • Attract – Attracting qualified talent to apply for open roles in the organization to increase diverse representation at all levels of the organization
      • Case study from Fortune Brands Innovations on improving overall applicant volume and diversity of candidate slates through intentional outreach
    • Belong – Creating an inclusive work environment that supports well-being, connection and retention so that all workers feel respected and can be successful
      • Case study from the J.M. Smucker Company on “Conversations that Elevate Awareness,” which are forums for listening, curiosity and cultivating understanding of the different experiences of employees
    • Promote – Ensuring that all workers have comparable, equitable development and advancement opportunities
      • Case study from Bausch+Lomb on piloting a mentorship program to increase mid-level talent’s access and connection with senior leaders
    • Influence – Using an organization’s products, services or processes to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the industries and communities in which it operates
      • Case study from Best Buy on developing leaders internally and supporting youth in local communities where they do business
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