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Grace’s Commitment

Grace's great talent and high-performance culture are the most important sources of our competitive advantage.

We aspire to strengthen these by welcoming and valuing the unique backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, experiences, perspectives, and contributions of our employees around the globe.

Through diversity and inclusion, we strengthen our people and our business.

Diverse experiences, points of view, know-how, and talent…being sought out, heard, and respected -- it’s generally referred to as Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) but it’s really the Grace way of working together. A way of ensuring the unique talent and perspectives that each individual brings to Grace are used to make our organization as a whole stronger.

This ideal is reflected in documents core to our beliefs and expectations; our Grace Value Model, Leadership Behaviors, Company Values, and is at the top of many of our priorities.

In 2020 Grace launched its D&I Commitment Statement. It reflects our aspirations and is an early step in a cultural shift that will take place over many years. Like our commitment to safety, our actions to improve our effectiveness in D&I will never end. And like our approach to safety improvement, we know we must be self-reflective, honest and transparent with employees if we expect to grow and achieve our aspiration.

Our D&I approach centers on five core pillars around which we plan ongoing improvement activities.:

In addition to these five pillars, Grace has committed to deeply and systematically probing the perceptions, reactions and ideas of our employees as we roll out new improvement ideas and actions, embracing them as partners in our D&I approach.

Grace has initiated workshops such as Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leader Training, Communicating Across Differences: measuring perceptions of inclusion and engagement; and tracking our representation across key locations and roles—all of which will all be woven into our holistic plan for improving D&I.

EEOC Commitment

Grace is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. In this connection, we comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Posting (for U.S. locations) policy by requiring at least the following: 

  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 orientation, age, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, 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. 

Grace strives to ensure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or genetic information. 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.  

W. R. Grace is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 

All employment decisions at W. R. Grace are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status protected by the laws or regulation in the locations where we operate.

W. R. Grace will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

W. R. Grace is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at recruitment@grace.com or by calling Human Resources at 410-531-8240.

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