To be a company that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and thrives on learning so that our employees feel respected and invited to contribute to the success of our company, clients, suppliers and communities.
We value diversity because it is the key to building a culture that enables our employees to collaborate and generate innovative ideas for our customers.
“Our people should always be able to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work without fear of rejection, stigma or ridicule. It’s not risky to be yourself at D&Z, and our people know that and live it. Not only do I want employees to be themselves, but I also encourage everyone to share what truly makes them unique. Being able to effectively collaborate and provoke meaningful dialogue in an inclusive environment has set a foundation at our company for greater things”
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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
Learn how America’s largest employers – including D&Z—are making diversity and inclusion a top priority. More than 120 CEOs of top U.S. companies shared stories and successful business practices that are expanding job and growth opportunities for people of all backgrounds, both within their organizations as well as through their supply chains and the communities they work in.
We are an inclusive company that embraces diversity in everything we do. At D&Z, fostering diversity helps build a culture that enables our employees to collaborate and generate their best ideas. We also believe that diversity is a key factor for employees at every level of our organization to feel empowered to do their best work.
To help us achieve this goal, we have embraced the concepts in the book Opening Doors to Teamwork & Collaboration: 4 Keys That Change Everything and have integrated this framework into our work environment.
The Day & Zimmermann Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) originated in 2002 and are organized around common communities of interest in support of the Company’s business objectives. ERGs are open to any D&Z employee and support the Company’s diversity and inclusion programs.
Diversity & Inclusion Action Plans
Each D&Z business unit develops specific action plans to meet our strategic D&I objectives. These plans are reported on quarterly to our Leadership Council.
Talent recruitment and retention
D&Z analyzes recruiting and retention efforts quarterly in order to ensure D&Z is leveraging best practices and resources on recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent.
D&Z has an incredibly talented workforce willing to share its knowledge by mentoring. Our Women’s Resource Group also offers informal, virtual mentoring programs via D&Z Circles.
Diversity & Inclusion Performance
As part of our annual performance reviews, employees are appraised on their ability to bring our core value of diversity to action.
We have several programs that provide diversity and inclusion training throughout an employee’s career. D&Z strives to ensure that all employees understand its policies and the leadership behaviors that foster an inclusive culture.
The Executive Diversity & Inclusion Board (EDIB) is a governing body that establishes the Company’s strategies for diversity and inclusion. The Board’s mission is to build upon the Company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and operationalize our diversity action plans across D&Z.
All employees are expected to understand diversity as our core company value and recognize the Company’s commitment to creating an inclusive culture.
Additionally, two divisional Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committees, along with our Employee Resource Groups, round out our network of diversity and inclusion leadership and governance.
We believe that our continued commitment to supplier diversity will strengthen the diverse communities and markets we serve. We encourage all such suppliers to provide their qualifications via the online Supplier Registration process.