VF’s CEO Steve Rendle Joins More Than 250 CEOs in Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
VF has joined a growing coalition of companies pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. President & CEO Steve Rendle joined CEOs from more than 75 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion’s pledge to foster a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
“VF’s diversity – among our people, our brands, and our consumers – is a source of competitive strength and organizational pride,” said Rendle. “We are committed to ensuring that VF will always remain a community that welcomes, appreciates, and values the differences that make each of us unique. We’re proud to partner with other companies to continue this important dialogue and spur meaningful action to enhance and cultivate an inclusive workplace.”
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, which launched in June, is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion. In total, the collective includes more than 250 CEOs from nearly 70 industries, all 50 U.S. states and millions of employees globally.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble and PwC.
“We are so proud that we are continuing to build momentum and support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion across companies, industries and regions. This collaboration expands our reach and brings in unique values, actions and perspectives to continue to raise the bar for the entire business community,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.
Recently, VF has taken deliberate, visible steps both inside and outside the company to demonstrate its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In December, VF, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity coalition, announced its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030. Also in December, VF earned a perfect score (100 points) on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, earning the distinction as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
To learn more about CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, visit www.CEOAction.com.