At Sara Lee, we value diversity within our workforce. We actively recruit
and promote people from different backgrounds and life perspectives for every
level and area of the organization. Diversity is key to our success and the
richness of our products, ideas and innovations.
To truly flourish, diversity
demands a culture of inclusiveness. An inclusive environment uses the talents
of a diverse group of individuals to help the company to achieve its business
goals, while allowing employees to work in a setting where differences are
embraced, respected and appreciated.
We believe that attracting, developing
and retaining a diverse workforce and leadership team will drive better business
results. We aim to become the benchmark in this area by creating and sustaining
an inclusive environment where all people regardless of race, gender, age,
ethnicity, income, religious beliefs, physical ability, education level, seniority,
geography, work and communication styles or sexual orientation are given the
opportunity to achieve their full potential. We will aggressively provide meaningful
responsibility and development opportunities to our employees worldwide.
Sara Lee is working diligently to become a more diverse and inclusive company
- Working across our global organization to achieve measurable diversity
and inclusion objectives in recruitment, retention and engagement;
- Creating an infrastructure and culture committed to driving the success
of our diversity and inclusion objectives;
- Making supplier diversity a business imperative;
- Ensuring that diversity is reflected in our brand and marketing strategies.
It is Sara Lee's mission "To simply delight you . . . every day." As
we make progress against each of these strategies, our employees, consumers,
customers, and suppliers increasingly view Sara Lee and our brands as diverse
and reflective of the multi-cultural world in which we live.