Diversity and Inclusion at O-I Glass

Feb 11, 2022 2:00 PM ET

Originally published in O-I Glass Sustainability Report 2021

Recognizing that O-I is better when our workforce resembles the communities around us, one of our core values is diversity. 

Our expanded strategic initiatives include an elevated focus on ensuring we create both a diverse and inclusive workplace environment. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy outlines our vision for the future and sets objectives to guide our progress, engaging employees in creating that future by driving momentum on a global and local level. 

We define diversity as what we have. The collective mixture of differences and similarities includes individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors. These are both visible and invisible. We see inclusion as what we do. Intentionally creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success. 

O-I’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) philosophy is already embedded in aspects of the company. Employees’ opinions and multiple perspectives are valued as part of our efforts to keep our workforce consistently engaged. Make What Matters is our employer value proposition, describing a welcoming atmosphere where all employees can feel good about the work they do for our company, our customers, and our planet. Our policies adhere to all legal and regulatory requirements and ensure a working environment where our people can feel safe, supported, and protected. As an equal opportunity employer, O-I prohibits discrimination, harassment, and workplace violence, and provides our people the opportunity to share any violations through a secure Ethics and Compliance Helpline. 

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