Diversity & Inclusion
Essential to Reach Our Full Potential
Essential to Reach Our Full Potential
At ITW, we strive for everyone to reach their full potential and we value the unique and diverse perspectives that make all of us better together.
To reach our full potential it takes all of us – and that’s why we value the unique perspectives, experience and ideas that our colleagues contribute across our entire enterprise. We believe we are at our best when we create an environment where people are heard, valued and engaged. We create diverse and inclusive (D&I) workplaces where everyone can perform to their full potential, grow their careers, and enhance ITW’s workplace culture.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment where our colleagues feel comfortable bringing their unique backgrounds, skills, and experiences to the workplace and feel a sense of belonging… and our commitment starts at the top.
ITW Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Santi joined the leaders of over 500 companies in support of the CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionTM – the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance D&I in the workplace. Through this commitment, ITW agrees to work collaboratively across our enterprise and take concrete actions to advance D&I.
Scott Santi, Chairman & CEO
ITW’s talent strategy is bolstered by a strong leadership commitment focused on achieving our D&I ambition.
The Diversity & Inclusion Council (D&I Council), comprised of ITW’s executive leadership, developed our D&I Framework, the guiding principles for all ITW divisions to support and sustain our commitment to D&I. The D&I Council remains dedicated to executing the framework, supported by leaders who visibly demonstrate their commitment to D&I. Learn more about our commitment to D&I in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
Our ability to reach full potential as an enterprise requires high-performing talent that brings unique perspectives, experiences and ideas to the team, and enables us to deliver differentiated products and service levels to our customers.
We’ve made good progress in our journey to be a great employer with a global, diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace, and our efforts to strengthen our talent management strategy continue.
Our Employee Resource Groups play a critical role in building a community of future leaders. Employee Resource Groups play a vital role in engaging employees at all levels. These employee-led organizations bring together diverse groups of people and their allies to share experiences and participate in professional development workshops to help accelerate our path to full potential. ITW’s African American Network, Women’s Network, Young Professional Network and Pride at ITW directly support the enterprise talent strategy with specific focus on attracting, retaining and developing future leaders and promoting cultural diversity and community within ITW.
For Kevin Jordan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at ITW, these simple words redirected his career journey from accounting to diversity and inclusion strategy. Kevin’s passion for developing and engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce has inspired him to work
During times of crisis, diversity and inclusion may not be top of mind for leaders. As we watch the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, it is a strong reminder to us all that that regardless of industry, people are the greatest asset to every organization and the commitment to
Many companies have robust frameworks and initiatives to advance their diversity and inclusion efforts. Increasingly, we see more diversity in our leadership teams and our corporate boards. Many of us continue to work on enhancing STEM education to attract more girls and young women