What does diversity and inclusion mean at the Altria family of companies? A variety of things…so check out Juanika as she discusses her experience in the recruitment process and how it led her to her role today!
At Altria Group and its companies, we foster diversity and inclusion among our workforce, consistent with our leadership responsibilities and core values. We define diversity as the unique characteristics and experiences that define each of us as individuals - it is about who we are. This includes, but is not limited to, race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. We define inclusion as creating an environment where different perspectives are encouraged and valued - it is about how we work. Our dual commitment to a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace can foster greater employee productivity and creativity while offering our businesses a competitive edge.
Our executives are held accountable for encouraging diversity and inclusion in every part of their businesses and demonstrating the leadership behaviors that support engagement and personal commitment. We also strive to harness the unique abilities, experiences and potential of our employees in moving our businesses forward. For example, our strategic planning process is driven by the collaboration, creative thinking and problem-solving skills of employees, which help build the strategies for the coming year.
Altria’s companies have a rich history of supporting diversity and inclusion and aligning with organizations that support our mission
. Altria also believes in the educational development of future talented, diverse leaders.
Altria and its companies have also worked to strengthen communities by reaching out to diverse suppliers. DiversityInc awarded Altria ninth place in the "Top 10 Companies for Blacks" and one of its "25 Noteworthy Companies" for 2011.
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