Inclusion Statements appear on web pages, in job postings and, sometimes, in bigger reports (see PepsiCo below).
They have become vital copy to attract the best talent. After all, the best talent values inclusivity.
Below are 10+ examples of Inclusion Statements I hope you draw inspiration from.
Note: If you like this article, you might also check out these 4 diversity toolsto help you write more inclusive content.
10 Inclusion Statement Examples
Here’s their overall Inclusion Statement:
That’s a short-and-sweet inclusivity statement that also ties in milestones of progress and stories of employees.
IBM also puts a combo EEO Inclusion statement on most job postings. Here it is:
Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Highlights of the job posting EEO/Inclusion Statement:
- Header — IBM uses a headline/header for their Inclusivity statement: “Being You @ IBM”. People (candidates included!) think in terms of headlines and this shows candidates that IBM took an extra step on inclusivity.
- It’s a combo EEO inclusion statement
- It mentions citizenship and immigration (a progressive move by IBM)
Gusto has an Inclusion Statement is in its About Us section of each job that reads:
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.
- It’s short
- First person/2nd person (you/we) is conversational
- It sounds like it’s written by a human (doesn’t have mumbo jumbo words)
Gusto also has multiple pages on its site about Inclusivity such as its Special Report: Diversity and Inclusion with Gusto.
Apple’s Inclusion Statement is the key paragraph
- Headline (“Different together.”) — Most readers respond to headlines. It helps remind them why they’re reading.
- Short (4 sentences)
- No mumbo jumbo
- Ties diverse employees to diverse products/customers
Compass Group offers an interestingcombo EEO Inclusion Mission statement on its job postings:
At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.
- It’s short
- It combines EEO, Inclusion Statement and Mission in 3 sentences
Compass also has a more in-depthInclusion Statement page.
Coca-Cola has this Inclusive statement on its job postings:
Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
- Header — People think in headlines and seeing the word “Inclusive” in bold before their Inclusive statement shows that IBM emphasizes it.
- First Person/Second Person (we, you, etc.)
- Combo EEO/Inclusion Statement
IBM also has these on its Web site:
- Inclusion Mission Statement
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement(pdf)
- Inclusion Vision Statement (with 4 Strategic Imperatives)
- Inclusion Global Office of Diversity & Inclusion Infographic PDF of their 4 Strategic Pillars
Deloitte’s Inclusion statement is:
At Deloitte, each of us contributes to inclusion—we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same.
In turn, our inclusive culture inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.
On that same Inclusion web page, Deloitte talks about the six research-based inclusive behaviors to advance inclusion including Chief Inclusion Officer:
- Short and sweet
- The mention of a “chief inclusion officer” and the 6-behavior approach shows that Deloitte is putting a lot into inclusivity.
Deloitte also has a lengthier statement of Inclusivity here:Six signature traits of inclusive leadership(includes infographic).
Duo has this Inclusionstatement on its job postings:
Duo is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation and Duo’s achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
- Written in Plain English (including first-person/second-person (we, you, etc)
- Nice line specific to their recruiting: “In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring”
Cisco’s inclusion statement (in its job postings that reads)
- Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA). We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
- So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
- It’s an example of a large company showing they can be progressive
- First person/2nd person (you/we) is conversational
Cisco also has an Inclusion and Collaboration page.
PepsiCo had this Inclusion Statement on page 2 of a 28-page annual report on Diversity & Inclusion:
- They dedicated a 28-page report to inclusivity. Shows seriousness.
- They made a “Declaration” (not just a statement).
- Overall, this is an example of PepsiCo being different (in a great way) than many in the industry.
Google uses one Inclusion statement in its job postings:
At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.
And Google has a longer one on its Inclusion Statement page:
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. When we say we want to build for everyone, we mean everyone. To do that well, we need a workforce that’s more representative of the users we serve.
Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our employees thrive when we get this right. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and users. We endeavor to build products that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.
Read our 2019 Diversity Annual Report to hear from Danielle Brown, Vice President of Employee Engagement, and Melonie Parker, Global Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, on how we plan to deliver our strategy.
- Google’s job posting does a good job of combining the EEO/Inclusion Statement.
- In both Inclusivity statements, Google emphasizes that diversity transcends its products (they want Google the product to be inclusive) as well as their workforce.
Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org takes an ever deeper dive (check out their Inclusion statement page.
Mars’s Inclusion statement is:
Different perspectives, unique ways of thinking — our Associates are as varied as our products. This is true no matter what your role is or where you are in the organization. And we are working to increase diversity in all our management teams. We’re particularly focused on making sure women are equally represented in management positions.
We recruit and reward Associates based on capability and performance — regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability. Each Mars location, everywhere, is free to respond to local needs to create a culturally sensitive workplace for everyone. In doing so, we want every Mars Associate to feel our commitment to showing respect for all and encouraging open collaboration and communication.
- Gives an example of an inclusion goal (women in management)
- They mention that their different local officesare empowered tomeet local needs
More Awesome Inclusion Statements
Editorial Additions September 4, 2020 — I found these other awesome examples of inclusion statements:
We found Edward Jones’ Commitments to Inclusion, Diversity and Equity listed on their “About Us” page:
“We commit to a continued focus on equitable hiring, training, promotional practices and policies. Today, 8% of our financial advisors are people of color and 21% are women. In home office senior leadership roles, 9% are people of color and 30% are women. We will work for real change and progress in diverse recruitment, hiring and advancement.”
HPE’s commitment to global Inclusion & Diversity is a stand-out on its website. HPE says:
“We believe anyone can change the world.At HPE, we know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team. So for us, inclusion and diversity is ingrained in who we are today because we know it’s what will get us to tomorrow. But our work is far from over. In fact, we continuously push for better.”
Netflix features diversity on their Careers page. Netflix says:
“It Takes Diversity Of Thought, Culture, Background, And Perspective To Create A Truly Global Storytelling Platform.Netflix is a global company, with a diverse member base, which is why the content we produce reflects that: global perspectives, global stories. As we grow globally, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our innovation and creativity. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to build balanced teams from all walks of life.”
Jobcase’s job postings use this diversity and inclusion statement:
“If you are looking to join a company where you can proudly bring your whole self to work, we invite you to apply today. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means that whoever you are, and whatever path you’ve taken to get here, we value you at Jobcase. We know that diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, interests, and skills are essential to build a great product that serves ALL people. If you can help drive success and have fun while doing it, we can’t wait to meet you! Apply to any and every role that feels like the right next step on your journey, regardless of the criteria we’ve listed.”
Inclusivity or inclusiveness — what’s the difference?
You probably noticed many of the examples above mention “inclusivity” but not “inclusiveness”. Are they the same? We found a couple of good explanations on Quora, that might help answer the question:
Iwould say that ‘inclusiveness’ is the passive state of being inclusive, whereas ‘inclusivity’ is the active state of being inclusive:
“This office receives many awards for itsinclusiveness, we have a very diverse team here.”
“Ourinclusivityhas led to a very diverse team.”
In other words, they are closely synonymous but the language may be moving from ‘inclusiveness’ to ‘inclusivity’ as the preferred noun form of ‘inclusive’.
If you like this article, you might enjoy some of Ongig’s other blogs with tips on how to create diversity statements,diversity commitments, and diversity goals examples. Here’s a list to check out:
- 10 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements
- 7 Examples of a Great Commitment to Diversity Statement
- 25+ Examples of Awesome Diversity Goals
Note: Another way to make a diversity statement is through diversity videos. Check out this article for inspiration:Best Diversity and Inclusion Videos.
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“We're committed to helping you do your best work. Our promise is to champion diversity, build an inclusive culture and product, and do our part to create a more equitable world. We can't promise we'll always get it right, but we'll always put our people (that's you) first.”What is an example of inclusive excellence statement? ›
Inclusive Excellence in Service. I empower others to advance educational equity by sharing knowledge and resources. I have worked to establish myself as an authority on equitable research methods and statistical practices both within FLAMEnet and other research and professional networks.What is an example of inclusion mission statement? ›
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.What is an example of a good diversity statement? ›
I believe equal opportunity is extremely important and every student is unique in their own way. I strive to create an open, inclusive, and equal environment in which every student has the opportunity to flourish.What is the basic inclusivity statement? ›
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.What would be an example of full inclusion? ›
In full inclusion, the student's primary placement is in the regular education class. The student has no additional assignment to any special class for students with disabilities. Thus, the student with disabilities is actually a member of the regular education class.What are all inclusive words examples? ›
Some examples of inclusive language are:
Avoiding terms like “guys” for everyone and using gender neutral terms staff members, folks, volunteers, visitors or members. Examples like man vs the moon, are adaptable to humankind vs the moon.
For example if you're planning a sports activity make sure you adapt it for a child who is in a wheelchair. This ensures that they feel included and part of the activity despite their condition. This will improve their confidence and allows them to join in and socialise with other children.What is the slogan for inclusion? ›
1. Everyone is born in. We don't have to earn the right to be included – we are all born as equal citizens and part of a community. 2.What is an example of diversity and inclusion statement? ›
I am committed to working to seek for solutions throughout my career. I am committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in my clinical work, research and training programs. I have completed Bias 101 and Safe Zone training, and proudly display an equity sign on my laptop.
I pledge to Accept, Respect, and Include people of ALL abilities, including my peers with special needs and disabilities. Inclusion starts with ME! I INCLUDE people with special needs and disabilities in the classroom, in the workplace, and in my community.What are the 3 P's of inclusion? ›
Equitable Aquatics: The 3 Ps of Inclusive Aquatics — Personnel, Programming and Policies.What are the four P's of inclusion? ›
The 4 P's of Diversity & Inclusion: Being Present, Proactive, Persistent and Passionate.What are 3 ways to promote inclusion? ›
- Make it Personal. Provide opportunities for students to share their own experiences and perspectives. ...
- Include Various Perspectives. Provide a variety of perspectives on the topics you teach. ...
- Know Your Students. Get to know your students. ...
- Respect Diverse People. ...
- Respect Diverse Talents.
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee. “Learn to enjoy and respect each other's differences.” – Fred Meijer. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou.What are 2 sentences for diversity? ›
The island has more diversity in plant life than other islands nearby. The city is known for its cultural diversity. The school aims for diversity in its student population.
“I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.” “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.” “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.How do you start a diversity and inclusion statement? ›
- Give examples of a candidate's past contributions to diversity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the particular diversity and equity related issues and needs in a candidate's field, or in higher education more generally.
- Be yourself – be your authentic self.
- Speak up about inclusion.
- Think about how you communicate.
- Respond from a place of personal experience.
- Challenge stereotypes.
- Support your co-workers' differences.
We condemn harassment of every kind, and assert that no one in our community should be subject to physical or verbal harassment or abuse. Further, no one shall be denied access to programs, services, and activities for any unlawful reason.
On this basis, five interrelated situations of inclusion and exclusion are constructed: self-inclusion/self-exclusion, inclusion by risk/exclusion by danger, compensatory inclusion, inclusion in exclusion and sub-inclusion.How do you demonstrate inclusive behavior? ›
- Greet people authentically- say Hello.
- Create a sense of “safety” for yourself and your team members.
- Work for the common good and shared success.
- Listen as an ally- listen, listen, listen and engage.
- Lean into discomfort-be willing to challenge self and others.
Natural inclusions within a natural gemstone are often observed as transparent, partially-healed, or critical to the crystal structure and non-impacting on the beauty and luster . Synthetic gems develop inclusions as a result of their method of growth.What is an example sentence for inclusive language? ›
He was opposed to the use of inclusive language in liturgy. Using 'inclusive' language is therefore redundant at best. They could have reflected in their demeanour the uplifting and inclusive language of their manifesto.What is the golden rule of inclusion? ›
Many of us were brought up with the Golden Rule: 'treat others as you would wish to be treated. ' However, in order to be truly inclusive, we should try to adapt to others. Therefore, we can instead adopt the Platinum Rule: 'treat others how they want to be treated.Is there a symbol for inclusion? ›
There are three main types of symbols of inclusion. Those are parentheses, brackets, and braces.What are the core values of inclusion? ›
- The values of inclusion.
- Everyone is born in. We are all born as equal citizens and part of a community, we are only later excluded.
- All means all. ...
- Everyone needs to be in. ...
- Everyone needs to be with. ...
- Everyone is ready. ...
- Everyone needs support - and some need more support than others. ...
- Everyone can communicate.
Diversity refers to the inclusion of a wide range of people from different backgrounds. Examples of diversity include gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic, age, cultural, religious, and political diversity. Today, diversity is highly valued because it strengthens social groups.What are 5 examples of diversity? ›
- Cultural diversity. This type of diversity is related to each person's ethnicity and it's usually the set of norms we get from the society we were raised in or our family's values. ...
- Race diversity. ...
- Religious diversity. ...
- Age diversity. ...
- Sex / Gender / Sexual orientation. ...
- Ally. Noun: Advocates for people from underrepresented or marginalized groups. ...
- Cisgender. ...
- Corporate Social Responsibility. ...
- Emotional Tax. ...
- Equality. ...
- Equity. ...
- Intersectionality. ...
I commit myself to truthfulness, honor and responsibility, by which I earn the respect of others. I support the development of good character and commit myself to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity as an important aspect of personal integrity.What is the best leadership pledge? ›
I pledge to be a leader, I will work hard every day, To follow the 7 habits, And do things the right way. I will strive to be proactive, And own each choice I make. I will lead by example, And wisely choose the path I take. I will begin with the end in mind, It's the best way to succeed.What is the pledge of inclusivity? ›
I pledge to lead a life of love and compassion- always looking out for those around me and advocating for the inclusion of all people. I pledge to spread inclusion by eliminating discrimination, stereotype through celebrating differences and promoting awareness about the great talents of people with all abilities.What are the 6 traits of inclusion? ›
- Cognizance. ...
- Curiosity. ...
- Courage. ...
- Cultural intelligence. ...
- Commitment. ...
- Stage One: Exclusion. No effort is being made. ...
- Stage Two: Segregation. The children are allowed into a class but are kept separate from the mainstream. ...
- Stage Three: Integration. The children are in a mainstream setting occasionally or permanently. ...
- Stage Four: Inclusion.
- Train people managers in diversity and inclusion. ...
- Be aware of protected characteristics - but think beyond them. ...
- Address your unconscious bias. ...
- Promote and support employee networks. ...
- Gather, report and act on diversity and inclusion data.
Gartner identifies seven dimensions of inclusion: fair treatment, integrating differences, decision-making, psychological safety, trust, belonging, and diversity.What are the eight steps to inclusion? ›
- Provide a seat at the table. ...
- Be bold! ...
- Identify quick wins. ...
- Lead with data and pay attention to emotion and intuition. ...
- Commit to a holistic approach to social justice. ...
- Make mental health and psychological safety a priority. ...
- Be authentic, transparent, and accountable. ...
- Take action and measure.
- Discrimination. Unfortunately, many of the key stakeholders responsible for ensuring access to an inclusive education can also be responsible for prohibiting this very thing. ...
- Accessibility. ...
- Lack of training. ...
- Funding and policies. ...
- Language barriers.
- Listen. To improve an organization's culture, understanding of the current state of the culture should be gathered. ...
- Provide action. Post “listening” phase, form a plan of how to tackle what you have heard. ...
- Value all input. ...
- Form two-way communication between leaders and all employees.
Successful inclusive education happens primarily through accepting, understanding, and attending to student differences and diversity, which can include physical, cognitive, academic, social, and emotional.What is inclusivity examples? ›
Offering equal access to company resources is a fantastic example of inclusive behaviors in the workplace. For instance, do not limit access to senior management to some workers. Instead, ensure that all employees have equal support from team leaders and other company resources.What are some slogans for inclusivity? ›
- The more variety, the better society.
- Let's All Culture Coexist better.
- Celebrate the diversity.
- Understand the differences; Act on the commonalities.
- Equality for diversity in this world.
- We live in a society where Culture Defines us.
- Together we are stronger than ever.
It is a process that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued, and safe. It is a process where diversity in a group concerning any aspect is appreciated and in which everyone is recognized and respected for his/her worth.What are the 4 areas of inclusion? ›
There are four key features of inclusion which can be used to set expectations and evaluate inclusive practice in schools and early learning and childcare settings. These are present, participating, achieving and supported.What are examples of inclusion moments? ›
Inclusion moments are discussions centered around creating a work environment where all employees get fair and respectful treatment, a sense of belonging, and equal opportunities. Examples include generational diversity, stereotypes, and cultural competency.What are the three examples of inclusive principles? ›
- Principle 1: Consider your and your students' social identities and their implications for learning.
- Principle 2: Establish and communicate clear course standards and expectations.
- Principle 3: Offer varied ways for students to demonstrate their learning and knowledge.
- Bounty "The quicker picker upper" ...
- Old Spice "The original. ...
- AllState "You're in good hands" ...
- Subway "Eat fresh" ...
- Dollar Shave Club "Shave time. ...
- Airbnb "Belong anywhere" ...
- Dunkin' "America runs on Dunkin'"
Unity in diversity helps everyone to live peacefully. Unity in diversity is the strength for country it exists. Possibilities are endless where unity in diversity exists. Unity in diversity makes better society.What makes a good diversity and inclusion statement? ›
Your statement should provide diversity, equity, and inclusion definitions for your culture. It should connect DEI to your specific mission, vision, and values, and demonstrate what living your DEI statement looks like in real life. A good DEI statement includes the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Be aware of unconscious bias. ...
- Communicate the importance of managing bias. ...
- Promote pay equity. ...
- Develop a strategic training program. ...
- Acknowledge holidays of all cultures. ...
- Make it easy for your people to participate in employee resource groups. ...
- Mix up your teams.