Marc Bitzer Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation will become a founding member of OneTen, a coalition of leading executives who are coming together to create an organization with the mission to train, hire and advance one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.
«Inclusion and diversity – Bitzer affirms – has always been a top priority for us as a company, and I am honored to join my peers at other companies in this incredible effort focused on removing structural barriers and driving real results. We have continually worked to create an engaging and inclusive environment across our organization, and we look forward to continuing to drive our core values and providing opportunities for all of our employees to succeed.»
Launched with 36 other company CEOs across a variety of industries, Bitzer and Whirlpool Corporation will work with partner organizations to continue to improve workplace inclusivity practices and provide opportunities for Black Americans. These actions align with Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse culture where all employees feel welcomed, respected, valued and heard.
Whirlpool Corporation has long believed in the power of inclusion and diversity to drive its business strategy. Earlier this year, the company announced a multi-year action plan to drive sustainable, positive impact for all current and future Black colleagues and its local community – which will ultimately help all underrepresented groups within the company. Additionally, in 2019, the company established its annual Global Inclusion Week, a program designed to engage employees and teach them about the importance and benefits of Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace.