Perdue Farms’ CEO Randy Day recently signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, putting Perdue Farms among 250 companies nationwide tapping into the collective power of the business community to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is recognized as the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Members recognize that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue that CEO’s can play a role in addressing.

“Diversity can be measured by the numbers, but inclusion is a measure of our culture,” said Day. “An inclusive workplace empowers all associates to share the unique insights that match our external shareholders. Teamwork has long been one of our company values, with the belief that ‘we work together to accomplish something greater than one could alone. That ‘together’ will come from an inclusive workplace.” 

Day and his fellow signatories agreed to the following actions:

  1. Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion.
  2. Implement and expand unconscious bias education.
  3. Share best known – and successful – actions.

As part of that sharing, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion website includes a case study on Perdue’s Inclusion Council.

Source: Perdue Farms