Inclusion, Equity & Diversity
A message from Jeremy Shapira, Chief Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Officer
At Giant Eagle, we believe inclusion, equity, and diversity are critical for three reasons.
First, it is simply the right thing to do - supporting a culture in which everyone, regardless of what makes them unique, can thrive. This is the foundation of treating people with respect.
Second, it is crucial to building a great business. Innovation and staying relevant to our Guests, who all have unique needs, is the key to business success. For that to happen, we need people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives who can help solve problems from different angles. To make the best possible business decisions, our Team Members must feel like they belong and therefore be able to bring their whole selves to work.
Third, we know that Giant Eagle can't truly thrive until everyone in our community thrives, and we're committed to doing our part to help every community member feel included. We're honored to play an important role in our communities by providing our neighbors with the essentials they need to thrive. To do this, we must understand their unique perspectives and needs - listening, learning, and valuing everyone's contributions and experiences.
We think about the order of the words inclusion, equity, and diversity very intentionally. Although diversity and equity are critical elements of the work, we believe they are merely a means to our true goal of inclusion, which is why we put inclusion first. Without inclusion, it's all for naught.
While we focus every day on acknowledging blind spots, educating ourselves, and taking action, we know we're running a marathon and still have so far to go. But, if we're open, honest, and vulnerable. we will continue to build bridges with one another and continue to move forward together.
We are building a global workforce because we know that's what it takes to be competitive as a leading retailer and to harness the innovation necessary to sustain the business well into the future. We have an opportunity to broaden our perspectives even more and include a whole new set of voices in our company. We are so excited to be working with our Team Members in Bengaluru and across India. We can't wait to build an environment where we are learning from one another and growing together.
We are determined to make progress and lead on inclusion, equity, and diversity and welcome you to join us on this journey.
Chief Inclusion, Equity,
and Diversity Officer