We believe that we are at our best when we bring together unique perspectives, experiences and ideas, and we strive to create diverse and inclusive workplaces where all our global colleagues can perform to their full potential. This belief is reinforced by our leaders who set the tone by demonstrating inclusive behaviors and promoting inclusion across their teams.

To enhance our commitment to diversity & inclusion, in 2018 we launched an inclusive leader initiative focused on further developing our global leaders to better understand unconscious bias, take actions to minimize its effects in our workplaces, and lead in a way that reflects ITW’s culture and values. Through this initiative, over 1,000 ITW leaders participated in interactive training sessions hosted globally, and received tools and resources to help them increase inclusion within their organizations.

As part of this initiative, our leaders have also made a collective commitment to:

  • Be an intentional role model for inclusion;
  • Empower people with knowledge, tools and opportunities to succeed; and
  • Invite different perspectives and create an environment that respects the contributions of all our ITW colleagues.

This initiative has strengthened our belief that an inclusive workplace helps drive our business success – from improved financial performance, to better customer service and innovative solutions – and further advances us on our path to be one of the world’s best-performing, highest-quality and most-respected industrial companies.