Best Buy's CEO, Hubert Joly, signed a pledge to maintain a diverse and inclusive company on Tuesday.
He signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. It’s the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
There are three parts to the pledge. First is that the company will continue to make its workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion. That it'll implement and expand unconscious bias education. And that the company will share best—and unsuccessful—practices to help other companies learn and grow.
You can read the entire pledge here. Hubert said in a statement:
“Best Buy strives to unleash the power of our people and utilize their unique talents, experiences, beliefs and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment best suited to fulfill our mission of helping our customers pursue their passions and enrich their lives with the help of technology. Doing so is fundamental to our long-term success and achieved through a diverse and inclusive workplace.”
More than 270 CEOs from around the world have signed the pledge. Among them are those from Cargill, Delta Airlines, Ecolab, General Mills, and Target.