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Diversity & Inclusion

ITW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) spans for more than a decade. However, we recognize this work takes time, and our dedicated team of leaders is proud of the steady progress we have made to diversify our workforce and build a more inclusive workplace. We believe we are at our best when we bring together unique perspectives, experiences and ideas. Rooted in our core values of Respect and Integrity, we are committed to treating all colleagues with dignity, fairness and respect, and afford everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential for growth and advancement. We strive to create diverse and inclusive workplaces where all ITW colleagues are heard, valued and engaged.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Our approach to D&I is intentional, fully integrated into our enterprise talent strategy and touches every part of our business. The ITW Diversity & Inclusion Council, comprised of executive leaders, is responsible for managing our D&I framework and ensuring our divisions have the tools and resources necessary to build a global, diverse workforce and inclusive workplaces.

Our Commitment to Do More

ITW’s “Do More” Agenda reaffirms our commitment to promoting and supporting more inclusive economic growth and opportunity in underserved communities. This agenda includes specific areas of focus that are impactful and closely aligned with our capabilities, skill sets and business needs as a company:

  • Further deepen our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and respect for all at ITW.
  • Leverage ITW’s capabilities and industry experience to create long-term skilled employment opportunities for candidates of color. As an example, ITW has targeted and invested in the recruitment and development of diverse technicians who are now employed by our Food Equipment segment.
  • Expand ITW’s investment and engagement in organizations, programs and partnerships that improve access to a high-quality education and to meaningful long-term employment opportunities for people of color.
  • Meaningfully expand ITW’s commercial relationships with minority-owned businesses.

In addition to the ongoing work of our Diversity & Inclusion Council, and under the guidance of our Executive Leadership Team, steering committees for these areas of focus are responsible for the development and implementation of specific ITW initiatives and action plans.


Driving Inclusion Through Leadership Training

ITW global leaders play an essential role in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. They set the tone by demonstrating inclusive behaviors and promoting inclusion across their teams. ITW’s leaders have participated in our inclusive leader initiative, which is focused on understanding unconscious bias, actions we can take to minimize its effects in our workplaces, and resources to lead in a way that reflects ITW’s culture and values. Through 2022, more than 4,900 global managers and supervisors have participated in the training.


Diversity & Inclusion Goals

30% Global Women Leaders 20% U.S. Ethnically Diverse Leaders

Diversity & Inclusion Data

Global Women Leaders

U.S. Racially / Ethnically Diverse Leaders

Engaging Diverse Colleagues and Allies

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play a critical role in engaging colleagues at all levels across our global divisions. These colleague-led organizations bring together diverse groups of people and their allies to share experiences and innovative ideas to help accelerate our path to full potential. ERGs directly support the enterprise talent and D&I strategies, with specific focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent and promoting cultural diversity and community.

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