At Beam Suntory, we believe our people grow together in progressive and inclusive work environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are truly valued and respected. Embracing our differences, while leveraging our unique East-meets-West cultural advantage, is essential to fostering innovation and collaboration, empowering our people to succeed and driving business growth.
“Our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion are central to our company and doing business the right way. We must look and act more like our consumers, derive strength from diversity, and enrich our workplace through inclusion. DEI will be central to my legacy, and essential to becoming the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company.” - Albert Baladi, President & CEO
On the global front, every Beam Suntory executive has a DEI goal, for which they are held accountable. We are promoting diversity through our hiring practices, striving for diverse candidate slates, and using development and internal promotion opportunities to advance our agenda. We also assess employee performance based on their “what,” meaning results and their “how,” meaning behaviors against our values. ‘Inclusivity’ is one of our corporate values and is embedded in our culture. We provide a variety of programs to build capability in inclusive leadership, like managing inclusion and unconscious bias training. We host educational events throughout the year to build awareness and knowledge about the experience of underrepresented groups. We are launching a manager toolkit with D&I resources and suggested actions for leaders as they recruit, develop, and engage diverse teams.