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Inclusion & Engagement

     

​​​Every Employee Is Included and Engaged 

 

As a global organization, our commitment to inclusion is demonstrated with the increasingly international profile of our employees and the communities where we operate.  We draw talent from around the world.  

We have customers around the globe and we operate in the local language as well as business English in R&D, manufacturing, and sales facilities around the world.  To be successful with our customers and our colleagues, we must respect every culture and one another.

In addition to trust, innovation is vital to our success.  We have demonstrated our ability to remain leaders in new technology for decades and more.  Innovation succeeds only in an environment that welcomes a rich variety of points of view.  This is Grace's story and a competitive advantage.   

As our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred E. Festa has said, "By making Grace more welcoming to diverse voices, we expand the talent pool. We also expand the number of persp​ectives and ideas that are available to us. The real value lies in this richness of perspective and thought. To be a truly diverse company, we need to embrace and leverage the differences among us. Because when we do so, we make our company stronger, more effective, more flexible and more innovative. Our culture needs to respect open debate on our ideas and methods in a way that encourages all people to participate because they know that all contributions are valued."

Grace is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all of its employees and applicants for employment.  Accordingly, our policy states that we shall:

  1. Recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other employment related actions are administered, without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual preference; national origin; disability; status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran; or genetic information.
  2. Further the principle of equal employment opportunity in employment related decisions.
  3. Ensure that promotion and other employment decisions accord with principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing only valid job related requirements for employment opportunities and basing all employment decisions only on those valid job requirements. 
  4. Ensure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran.

Employees and applicants are protected from harassment, threats, coercion, intimidation, interference and/or discrimination for filing a complaint, assisting in an investigation or opposing any practice inconsistent with this policy that is made unlawful under Executive Order 11246, the Jobs for Veterans Act, the Rehabilitation Act or their implementing regulations.

The Grace Women’s Network

​As part of the Grace commitment to diversity, inclusion and engagement, we support an informal network of professional women working to further enhance our workplace and our communities by connecting, developing, and engaging women at Grace's global locations. The Grace Women's Network is based on the simple idea of women supporting women while contributing to making Grace a great place to work for all.