Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are an integral part of doing business at ITW, and they play a key role in the company’s business planning and performance measurement processes. ITW believes a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment – where everyone is involved in driving innovation forward – enhance operations and business success, boosting the long-term prospects for the company. We also believe that diverse perspectives, open communication and inclusion create customer satisfaction, employee motivation, rewarding vendor partnerships, greater return on investment for shareholders, and better communities in which we work and live.

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

In order to attract talented, diverse leaders for the future, ITW’s leadership and development strategy is aimed at recruiting employees who reflect the communities where we operate. For example, ITW has a strategic college recruitment program in the U.S., which involves partnerships with select colleges and universities that have top-notch engineering and business programs and diverse student populations. ITW also recruits nationally to find the next generation of leaders. Once these employees become part of ITW, the company offers Early in Career, Emerging Leaders and other programs to foster their professional growth that are driven at the corporate, division and business levels.

More information about our approach to Talent Management and Diversity & Inclusion can be found in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.


ITW is a proud corporate partner of organizations dedicated to advancing diversity in engineering and business: