Diversity & Inclusion
We cultivate an environment based on trust and support.
We cultivate an environment based on trust and support.
At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where we ensure every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspire innovation and bring the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place, especially in recognition of the adverse impact and historical legacy that needs to be addressed globally.
Emerson condemns racism and discrimination in all of its forms. As a global organization, we’ve seen firsthand the energy and innovation that comes from encouraging and honoring diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Having an inclusive workforce that reflects the world and industries we serve is critical to living our value of Support Our People.
We are committed to advancing the communities where we live and work, and to helping remove barriers so that more of our neighbors can succeed. Emerson has a long history of investing resources to help address inequities and create opportunity, and our dedication to inclusion is stronger than ever.
Emerson’s leadership team is working in close partnership with our Blacks Reinforcing Diversity Employee Resource Group, as well as industry groups such as the National Association of Manufacturers, to identify ways we can be part of the solution to this important issue.
We are proud of our people. We encourage employees to think big, ask the hard questions and challenge conventional thinking – without the fear of failure. Great ideas come to life when people can share their talents and ideas openly. That's why we are committed to creating a culture of respect and acceptance where every Emerson employee - and their innovative ideas - can thrive.
"Starting within our own walls and extending out into our communities, creating a culture where all people can do their best work is core to living our Emerson values and leaving the world in a better place."?
- Vice President of Diversity and Social Responsibility
"Diversity is one of the reasons that I really like working at Emerson. As a female engineer, a great female role model is something that I’ve always looked for. My manager is a woman. My VP is a woman. And they’ve been great role models to me just to see what you can do here at Emerson as a woman."
"A big strength at Emerson is really the diversity of the teams that you work with, the kind of people that you engage with, where they come from, what their experience has been, and how much time they’ve spent doing what they have been."
"As soon as I joined Emerson, I was immediately connected with veterans through the Veterans Employee Resource Group. The group helps a lot with veterans through their transition, because there’s a lot of similarities to the military with Emerson’s Noble Causes: a higher purpose. All of the skills and the things you learn in the military really make it easy to be successful here."
"As we’ve started the Employee Resource Groups, they’ve gained lots of traction. People are very interested in not only just going to work and working, but also having a community that they feel like they're a part of at the office. And that’s really important."
Blacks Reinforcing Diversity drives strategic recruiting, retention and advancement initiatives in support of corporate objectives and support of our Black employees. In 2020 alone, the group added more than 100 new members and held more than a dozen recruiting events and scholarship programs.
Women in STEM provides support and networking opportunities for female employees in 85+ chapters globally. The 5,000-member group has worked to increase the number of women in leadership positions, host regular webinars and attract a new generation of women in STEM through partnerships with the Society of Women Engineers and several universities.
LGBTQ + Allies empowers our employees in the LGBTQ+ community and their workplace allies to foster a diverse and inclusive company culture. The group recently expanded its membership and chapter locations throughout the Latin America region and launched a global training program to educate employees on allyship.
Veterans raises awareness of the value U.S. military veterans bring to our organization. With eight official chapters and more than 250 members, the group helps equip service members across the nation transition into civilian life by providing professional and hands-on experiences.
Somos focuses on support and engagement initiatives on behalf of our Hispanic and Latin American employees. The group provides a platform for Latin American and Hispanic leaders to share their experiences and career development advice with group members.?
Asian & Pacific Islander Alliance supports our Asian and Pacific Islander employees and their workplace allies in their personal and professional growth. The recently launched group provides a platform to amplify voices, spotlight contributions and foster relationships.?
We earned 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index,?the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report on LGBTQ workplace equality,?and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work.
We recruit candidates for our MBA Leadership Program through our partnership with the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the nation’s largest diversity network which seeks to reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans in education and business by linking corporate partners with top-tier students.
Enjoy this fascinating conversation between Bill Easter, Emerson Board Member, and Mike Train, Emerson Chief Sustainability Officer, on the value of inclusive leadership as they explore Bill’s career journey, spanning from his early upbringing through his newest position with Emerson. Bill Easter will discuss the role of the Board of Directors, including a look into the Board’s continuing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson.