Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At O-I, we are better when we reflect the diverse world we serve, feel welcomed and have equal access to opportunities.

We are focused on increasing all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion across our team. In 2021, we developed a broadened DE&I roadmap and established a strategic framework to drive improvement.

After assessing our practices we are working to implement a consistent global strategy starting with increased leadership involvement and external commitments, implementing DE&I policies and practices across our employee experience, and empowering grassroots improvement initiatives.

Enhanced Leadership Involvement

We approach DE&I by inviting conversation and collaboration between leaders, internal stakeholders, and our people. Our Executive DE&I Council establishes and oversees programs and policies, accountable for executing framework, and sets key metrics. Our leaders are educated on DE&I topics like unconscious bias.

External Commitments

o   CEO Action Pledge – reinforces our DE&I Roadmap, increases visibility and accountability for improvement, and creates a path toward DE&I at all levels
o   Corporate Equality Index – benchmarking and reporting corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Employee Resource Groups

We encourage our employees to create and govern employee resource groups (ERGs), grassroots-style groups that promote discussion and allyship around shared characteristics, life experiences, and common interests. ERGs provide a unique environment for thought leadership, professional development, learning, networking, volunteerism, supporting recruiting and employee retention. We currently have seven ERGs operating across our global footprint. They’re dedicated to creating a culture of understanding for the LGBTQ+ community as well as gender and racial equity.

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