Inclusion & Diversity
Inclusion & Diversity
Inclusion is a core element of our culture and necessary to support our diverse, global workforce and business success.
Nouryon fosters a safe, diverse and inclusive work environment to unlock the full potential of our global workforce, drive collaboration and innovation, and understand the unique needs of our customers. Our inclusive culture begins with our employees and is rooted in our Values and Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, which remind us to 'Aim high' and 'Do it right' as we continuously pursue an environment, in which every person feels welcomed and invited to share ideas and question the status quo. This ensures employees are continually reminded of their commitment to treating one another equally, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and to treating people with courtesy, dignity and respect as we work together to achieve results for our customers.
Our Inclusion & Diversity program is built on four pillars:
We believe a workforce that includes diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is critical to our success and to anticipate and meet the needs of our global customers. In 2022, we continued to make progress.
In 2022, we took steps to further understand the current levels of diversity throughout our organization, relying on data collection and analysis to measure and track our progress. This will allow us to track our progress, recognize areas of improvement, identify areas of opportunity at all levels of our organization, and develop action plans. As a result, we are focusing on the following areas:
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Business Resource Groups and initiatives
We have four company-wide, employee-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs), with over 800 members, that provide career development advice, mentorship, community service and global networking and knowledge sharing opportunities.
BRGs are open to all employees, whether they identify with the specific group or consider themselves allies. Our largest BRG, the Nouryon Women Network, has more than 400 active members. Employee initiatives are organized around certain dates or events (e.g., International Women’s day, Pride, etc.). Our current BRGs include:
We develop our diverse workforce through trainings, events offered by our BRGs and mentorship programs. Currently, over 200 employees participate as either mentors or mentees. With the establishment of a dedicated I&D function, we expect
additional BRGs to be created in the coming year.
Our sites perform volunteer outreach initiatives to engage and contribute to the communities in which we operate, including:
Inclusion & Diversity at Nouryon is both a bottom-up and top-down program. We are all responsible for maintaining our inclusive work environment and many of our initiatives and ideas originate with our employees.
The activation and localization of Nouryon’s I&D program is implemented by our global I&D Network, which was created in 2021 and consists of 50 representatives from businesses and functions from 35 Nouryon locations around the world. Our I&D Network representatives also act as local liaisons
for employee ideas, suggestions, and concerns. In addition, they take an active role in promoting the Business Resource Groups (BRGs) operating at Nouryon.
CSR - A fundamental element of our ‘Commitment and contribution to a Sustainable Future
Learn more about how we engage with our people, communities and society to drive progress together in line with our active participation in the United Nations Global Compact.Our framework