At Macy's, Inc., we are committed to diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our business. Guided by our corporate values — Acceptance, Respect, Integrity and Giving back — we know that we are at our best when our business fully reflects the rich diversity of our Colleagues, Customers, and Communities. We’ve made it so by intent and design, assembling a workforce that’s representative of the multicultural marketplace we serve. And we expect our advertising, in-store materials and suppliers to do the same.
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To serve our diverse customers, we have to be an inclusive company. Women represent 75 percent of the workforce across Macy’s, Inc., and more than 65 percent of manager-level and above associates. Racial minorities represent more than 61 percent of our associate team and represent more than 38 percent of our management team.
Think these are just words? Hardly. We’ve scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, recognizing Macy’s as a best place to work for LGBT Equality. Black Enterprise 2018 ranked Macy’s top 50 Best Companies for Diversity.
Altogether, it’s a level of inclusiveness that places Macy’s in some pretty exclusive company.
By intent and design, we’ve assembled a workforce that’s representative of the multicultural marketplace we serve. Having a diverse and inclusive culture encourages the best in creative thinking and innovation, which is at the heart of our success. With 130,000+ employees, we are always looking for ways to make our company feel smaller. In our corporate offices, there are various affinity groups for our employees which provide a powerful platform of discussion and help shape our company culture
Macy’s is committed to growing our purchase of goods and services from vendors who are certified as minority or woman-owned. We believe that this gives us the opportunity to contribute to our communities and fosters economic inclusion. We encourage prospective suppliers to join us as partners and to take advantage of our Supplier Diversity Program.
That’s why we established a Supplier Diversity Program to help us identify and support minority- and women-owned businesses. It’s working, too. In 2016, our purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses totaled more than $1 billion – surpassing the billion dollar mark for the third consecutive year.
And that number’s going to keep getting bigger. Because in 2011, we launched The Workshop at Macy’s, our first business development program. Its purpose? To foster growth in the next generation of minority- and women-owned merchandise suppliers.
Bottom line: Diversity pays. For everyone.
Our dedication to diversity runs deep. And we back it up with a substantial commitment of dollars and experience to the recruitment, development and advancement of employees from all backgrounds, of every ethnicity.
For new hires, Macy’s training curriculum leaves no question as to our philosophy and what’s expected. Courses stress inclusion and tolerance—underlining each with the business benefits they produce. Then, once on the job, the message is kept fresh at all levels of the company with our Diversity Education, Diversity Awareness and Diversity Leadership programs.
Macy’s customers are a cross-section of all cultures and live in nearly every geographic region of America. So we see to it that each of our stores reflects and respects the differing demographics of its clientele through merchandise selections, in-store displays and advertising, even support for community events.
We actively market to diverse communities through the channels and outlets most often consumed by those communities. Not only does this more closely and effectively connect with our customers but, because such publications and media are often owned by minorities, we’re able to act on our philosophy of local community reinvestment.
At Macy’s, we live our commitment to diversity every day. We look forward to your contribution.
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