Konica Minolta’s CEO signs Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge
by CM staff
The coalition offers opportunities to network with peers around DEI topics, resources, mentoring programs and more.
MISSISSAUGA —Konica Minolta announced that Sam Errigo has joined more than 2,400 CEOs and Presidents in signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge. CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion is the largest U.S. CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The coalition offers opportunities to network with peers around DEI topics, resources, mentoring programs and more.
“One of Konica Minolta’s strengths as a global company is that employees of different national origins, orientations, beliefs, cultures, languages, genders, ages and expertise work together in regions all over the world,” said Sam Errigo, President and CEO, Konica Minolta. “It is this employee diversity that leads to innovative thinking, original ideas and value generation. Partnering with CEO Action aligns extremely well with our own ideals – this initiative is the very embodiment of “Inclusive and Collaborative,” one of the six core values that make up the Konica Minolta philosophy.”
The company’s inclusion commitments include:
- Emphasizing what employees need to flourish at work, including continuous review of hiring, development, promotion and compensation practices, to ensure equality for all employees,
- Hosting monthly “speaker series” sessions with its women’s business resource group, Step Forward,
- Championing LGBTQ+ employees and allies via dedicated programming and executive sponsorship,
- Implementing voluntary inclusion learning for all U.S. and Canadian employees,
- Adding Juneteenth to the company holiday calendar in direct response to employee feedback and to deepen organizational commitment to racial justice,
- Offering a platform for DEI programming that celebrates difference and showcases the company’s vibrant culture,
- Partnering with customers to advocate for the empowerment and advancement of women via professional development, networking and sharing best practices,
- Activating employees to volunteer in the local community.
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