WHAT IS OUR ASPIRATION?
Community, integrity, freedom, and being genuine are the values of our business and the compass that guides what we do every day. With these values in mind, we are committed to doing our part to help create a world that embraces individuality through respect, acceptance, representation, and empowerment. It is not just about doing the right thing. This commitment is fundamental to who we are and is integral to who we want to be in the future. We believe celebrating diversity leads to more imaginative design as well as more inclusive and innovative business practices. Most importantly, inclusion leads to more authentic relationships with our team, partners and customers.
Our ultimate ambition is to be, a preferred place to work for all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ability, and an ally for social change and representation within the local and global communities in which we operate.
WHERE ARE WE ON OUR JOURNEY?
We are moving forward with a pledge to drive impactful and lasting change. We recognize that we still have a lot of work to do, but we are committed to the journey.
Learning and Dialogue
We acknowledge that becoming a true ally and supportive voice for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion requires us to continue to build from the inside out. With recent changes in executive leadership, we now have a female CEO and CFO, and 75% of our executive leadership team is female. Further, one of our four executive officers self-identifies as a visible minority and another self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQ2+ Community. In addition, 25% of our Board of Directors is female, and we have a Board Diversity Policy in place. As further steps, we have implemented mandatory baseline educational tools across our organization. We have also established a cross-functional Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council and a broad employee-driven Diversity Equality and Inclusion Committee to progress our Diversity Equality and Inclusion initiatives and commitments as well as to facilitate listening and learning within our employee base.
We believe taking concrete action is essential to driving change, and as a longstanding brand with nearly five decades of history, we are taking our responsibility of leading by example very seriously.