CHICAGO, April 19, 2022—Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun shared the following message with employees today:
Our company’s success and innovation is driven by how we work together and live our values in everything we do. This includes prioritizing diversity and inclusion as measurable business imperatives that are vital to achieving better business outcomes.
Today we published our diversity metrics for the second time in our company’s history as part of our commitment to openly share and track our efforts annually. Our 2022 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report mirrors what we have experienced firsthand in our offices, factories and communities – we are making progress, we are seeing how inclusion makes us stronger collectively, and we are resolute in our commitment to continue improving. This commitment to continuous improvement, as well as our Seek, Speak & Listen habits, is apparent in the report itself which responds to feedback we heard from some of our team members by providing more metrics including data related to women of color, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation.
The report shows key indicators of progress and reinforces the need for our continued focus:
We took steps to accelerate this progress – such as the enterprise rollout of bias mitigation training and inclusive interview guidance provided last year and recently announced performance metrics changes that incentivize transparency and equity in talent selections. These efforts will continue to be informed by our Racial Equity Task Force, Business Resource Groups and Inclusion Ambassadors.
We have more work ahead of us to achieve our aspirations and further advance equity, diversity and inclusion as the critical business imperatives they represent. I encourage all teammates to engage in these efforts. You can start right away by having a Seek, Speak & Listen conversation with your teammates about what you can do to advance equity, diversity and inclusion through your role at Boeing.