To us, that starts with assembling a diverse team, building an inclusive culture, and eliminating barriers to equity and participation to foster a company where everyone belongs.
We believe that in order to be all IN, people need to feel seen, heard, respected, supported, and valued — with equal access to the information and opportunities needed to help them grow.
To us, the best ideas are born out of diverse cultural perspectives, different skillsets, and a broadly felt sense of belonging. With those ingredients in place, we’ll come together to boldly innovate and drive success in an ever-changing world.
At Ingredion, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is grounded in our core values. Find out more in our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Beyond Belonging 2021 report.
Diversity is the representation of all varied identities and differences, which include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance, national origin, religion, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, education, marital status, language(s) spoken, way of thinking and communication styles.
Equity ensures fair treatment, equality of opportunity, fairness in access to information, resources and opportunities needed for individuals to succeed, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of certain groups.
Inclusion builds a culture of belonging where every individual or group is and feels welcomed, respected, supported, valued, and able to fully participate. A culture where diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives, and values is celebrated and leveraged to cultivate innovation and achieve the organization's success.
At Ingredion, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where diversity is celebrated and leveraged to cultivate innovation and add value to our business. We continuously strive to strengthen the diversity of our teams because it helps us not only create a positive employee experience, but also achieves stronger and better business outcomes. We believe that developing a diverse and inclusive business makes us and society stronger, energizes our growth through customer engagement, and helps us attract and retain talent.
"We are proud to partner with the Paradigm for Parity movement and work toward addressing gender imbalances prevalent in corporate leadership positions. We are committed to supporting change through implementing the 5-Point Paradigm for Parity Action Plan, which lays out proactive steps for companies to take to eliminate workplace inequality".
-Jim Zallie, CEO
The action plan includes:
Minimizing and eliminating unconscious bias in the workplace
Significantly increasing the number of women in senior operating roles, with the near-term goal of at least 30 percent representation in all leadership groups.
Measuring targets and maintaining accountability by providing regular progress reports.
Basing career progress on business results and performance, rather than physical presence in the office.
Providing sponsors, not just mentors, to women well positioned for long-term success.