Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) today joined more than 150 of the world’s leading companies in signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Recognizing that stronger business outcomes directly correlate with diverse teams and inclusive workplace environments, the Company is further aligning its core values with its business strategy.
By signing on to this commitment, Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Stephen P. Holmes is pledging to take action to continue to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best practices can be shared across organizations in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“For Wyndham Worldwide, diversity and inclusion is a business imperative,” says Holmes. “I see our diverse workforce as a competitive advantage, infusing different perspectives and reflecting the customers and the communities we serve around the world.”
Understanding the value to its business growth in maintaining a vibrantly diverse workforce, policies, and supply chain, Wyndham Worldwide has the support of its board of directors in advancing diversity as part of the Company's overall business strategy, and implements the vision through a Global Diversity & Inclusion council, its dedicated diversity and inclusion team, as well as its growing number of associate business groups dedicated to women, Latinos, African Americans, LGBT and allies, veterans, and multi-generations.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, P&G and PwC. The coalition represents more than 50 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally. Each signatory has committed to taking steps to increase diversity and foster inclusion within their respective organizations and the larger business community, including: continuing to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion; implementing and expanding education of unconscious bias; and sharing best know – and unsuccessful – actions to evolve existing diversity strategies.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is a step toward advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Starting today, anyone can visit CEOAction.com to learn more about this effort and watch for updates on future activity. Current signatories—and others who are interested—can use this website as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. In the fall, the signatories will convene for the first ever CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Summit to assess initial progress, understand fundamental gaps, and determine the next phase of this work. For a list of the signatories that have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, visit CEOAction.com.
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