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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement examples

Jamie Bell

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statements help show your organization’s commitment to furthering diversity and belonging in the workplace to your employees, customers, prospects, and the public. Weaving these values into your organization’s mission also helps create environments where everyone can thrive. It’s a good idea to regularly communicate your mission in both internal communications and in the public eye. We’ve compiled five DEI statements that cover various industries and five examples from real companies that we find inspiring.

Here are five sample diversity, equity, and inclusion statements that cover various industries, company sizes, and cultural contexts:

1. Technology Startup:

At [Tech Startup Name], we’re not just innovators in technology; we’re champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that our strength lies in our differences, and we’re committed to fostering an environment where every voice is heard, every perspective is valued, and every opportunity is accessible. Our mission is to build a workplace as diverse as the world we serve, ensuring that everyone has an equal seat at the table, regardless of background or identity. Together, we’ll redefine what’s possible in the tech industry.

2. Healthcare Provider:

At [Healthcare Provider Name], we understand that health is a fundamental right, and access to healthcare should be equitable for all. We’re dedicated to providing healthcare services that address the unique needs of every individual, regardless of their background, race, or socioeconomic status. Our commitment to diversity and equity extends to our workforce, where we strive to create an inclusive environment that reflects the diverse communities we serve. With empathy and care, we’re breaking down barriers to ensure healthier lives for all.

3. Financial Services Corporation:

Finance is about shaping futures, and at [Financial Services Corp], we believe everyone deserves a secure financial future. We’re unwavering in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We actively seek diverse perspectives to drive innovation and ensure that our financial solutions empower individuals from all walks of life. Our goal is to eliminate disparities and create a level playing field where every client and employee has the opportunity to thrive financially. Join us in building a more inclusive financial world!

4. Nonprofit Organization:

At [Nonprofit Name], we’re on a mission to change the world for the better. Central to our mission is the belief that diversity and inclusion are catalysts for meaningful change. We advocate for equality, justice, and equity in all our initiatives. Our commitment to diversity is woven into the very fabric of our organization, from our leadership to our volunteers. Together, we’re making strides toward a more inclusive society where everyone’s rights are protected, and everyone’s voice is heard.

5. Manufacturing Company:

In the world of manufacturing, precision and quality matter. At [Manufacturing Co.], we believe the same applies to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We’re dedicated to building a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered. Our diverse team brings a wealth of experiences and perspectives that drive our innovation and success. We’re crafting a future where diversity isn’t just a goal; it’s the foundation upon which we build excellence in everything we do.

These sample DEI statements demonstrate how organizations of different sizes and industries can express their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while aligning with their unique missions and cultures.

It’s important to note, too – you can’t just publish the statement and pat yourself on the back. DEI statements should summarize the values that your actions represent. Your internal communication channels, like employee newsletters, are a good place to share with employees how your DEI mission is coming to life. An email tool like Workshop can help your create, organize, and send your communications to move the plan forward!

And here are five sample diversity, equity, and inclusion statements for real companies that we find inspiring:

1. Spotify:

“At Spotify, we welcome you with an inclusion mindset, one that prioritizes growth through listening and learning. No matter where you come from, or what’s playing in your headphones, we want to create a place where you belong.”

2. Adobe:

“At Adobe, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re investing to move our company and industry forward.”

3. Sony Interactive Entertainment:

“Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Vision: At SIE, we want to bring out the best in our global team members by creating a sense of belonging, being a place where they can grow, and ensuring everyone feels valued, heard, and supported so we can push the boundaries of play.”

4. Delta Air Lines

“Lifting As We Climb: We actively seek diversity, boldly pursue equity, and consciously promote inclusion to create a sense of belonging for all people.”

(Delta Air Lines continues to share updates and progress on their goal to become an equitable, anti-racist organization through their diversity, equity, and inclusion progress report.)

5. HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is dedicated to ensuring equitable access to high-quality care for our patients, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace for our colleagues, and cultivating and sustaining relationships with suppliers and community partners that broaden our reach and deepen our understanding in the communities we serve.


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