Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our Commitment: Building a Home for All
In step with our purpose of Fulfilling the Dreams of Home, we continue our journey to build a Home For All at Fortune Brands. We want all associates to feel welcomed, valued, have a sense of belonging and to be able to bring their full, authentic selves to the workplace. This includes a commitment to helping all our associates and leaders develop skills and to grow within our Company.
Inclusive and diverse working environments contribute to increased associate engagement, retention and productivity. These are all important outcomes as Fortune Brands Innovations charts a new path as a more collaborative company striving for accelerated growth and productivity.
Finally, having diverse teams that feel welcomed, engaged and listened to also helps drive greater product and solution innovation that is a key part of our business strategy. A workforce that represents our consumers and communities helps us better understand, predict and meet consumers’ needs with new products to drive customer loyalty and profitability.
We are taking many actions to create a Home for All at Fortune Brands Innovations!
Our DEI Strategy
Our DEI strategy revolves around four pillars: Attract, Belong, Promote and Influence.
- Attract: We aim to increase representation of professionals of color and women.
- Belong: We will look for ways to reduce the barriers to inclusion through our policies, programs, business practices and education.
- Promote: We want to better prepare our professionals of color and women for promotion into manager level positions and above.
- Influence: We will publicly demonstrate our DEI commitment.
Check out some examples of how we are advancing DEI at Fortune Brands Innovations:
Participating in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Expanding Equity Program
Fortune Brands joined the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Expanding Equity program in 2021 to gain access to more tools to advance racial equity and DEI. Learn more about Expanding Equity.
Inclusive Culture Councils
Fortune Brands’ Inclusive Culture Council (ICC)’s goal is to attract and retain the best talent that represents the diversity of our consumers and communities and allows us to outperform our markets and competitors. The council is sponsored by our CEO and CHRO, and includes leaders across the business.
Employee Resource Groups
We have eight employee resource groups (ERGs). Each group has an executive sponsor, a team who leads programming and membership, and a dedicated site on our Company intranet. Learn more.
Partnering with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Fortune Brands joined this commitment to advancing DEI in our workplace and communities. Learn more about CEO Action.
We are ensuring our associates are heard by leveraging our bi-annual engagement surveys to ask pointed questions about belonging and bringing one’s full self to work.
Diverse Board & Leadership
We have increased representation at the highest levels, and we are driving a comprehensive equity strategy to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
We’ve had some exciting outcomes from our focus on Building a Home For All! For example, in 2022, we enhanced key parental benefits to be more inclusive; we have seen a 75% increase in applications from diverse candidate over the past year, helping us make progress towards increasing representation; and we have expanded our ERG offerings.