ISS North America Launches Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Facilities Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Talent, Service Provider News, United Kingdom
ISS North America has unveiled a comprehensive strategy for better workplace inclusivity in the United States, following an extensive review by Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Eric Stallworth, who joined the group in March 2020.
Takeaways from the "ISS 2021 D&I Strategy" document, include projected increases in the number of women in management, and renewed focus on boosting leadership development and employee resource groups. To support and maintain a genuinely inclusive work environment for every team member, ISS will additionally accommodate a variety of needs and work environments, and partner with strategic suppliers whose organizations also represent diverse backgrounds.
Susanne Jorgensen, CEO, ISS North America, comments: "The North America D&I program builds on our global goals for diversity and inclusion in their broadest terms.
"People Make Places and ISS has always been a people organization, working with a strong belief that great people and their wealth of perspectives and experiences which can, and do, make all the difference."
Stallworth adds: "We believe that inclusion and connection are even more imperative in 2021 as we seek threads to unite us and as we continue to find ways to support each other.
"Diversity and Inclusion is always a journey of understanding, no matter what your level. ISS looks to lead by example. It is our responsibility to understand other perspectives and create an environment in which everyone can thrive."