Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
A diverse workforce allows us to benefit from a variety of perspectives and strengthens our global competitiveness. As Smithfield grows, we continue to invest in a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can learn, develop and reach their full potential.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Highlights and Achievements
We are committed to providing opportunities for every one of our heroes across every aspect of our business. Our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pillar, with its ambitious goals and targets, reflects our intent. We are investing in a learning culture that creates career paths for our employees. Our comprehensive Unity and Action strategy, announced internally in June, details our commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive Smithfield business through investments in educational and supply chain initiatives, which are now well underway.
Our Goals And Targets
Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Business
The year 2020 gave us pause to reflect on the importance of unity and the need for action in light of the ongoing conversation calling for a more inclusive, equal and just society. Our journey toward creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace started many years ago, and our Unity and Action strategy extends this long-standing commitment to ensure our employees can feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. While we recognize that the fabric of our workforce is already very diverse, we know there is more we can do to promote equity and inclusion. Whether on farms, in our facilities, through our supply chains or in the communities we serve, we are intent on developing dedicated programs to make a meaningful impact by strengthening diversity in our management ranks, creating educational opportunities to attract diverse employees and broadening diversity across the agricultural supply chain.