Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) announced that chief executive officer Rich Hume has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. By joining more than 700 other companies whose CEOs have signed the pledge, Tech Data is reinforcing its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) mission, which is to build an environment of inclusion for its diverse workforce and thereby position the company as a top industry competitor and employer of choice.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. It outlines a specific set of actions the undersigned companies will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all people are welcomed and employees feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion.
“At Tech Data, our people are the foundation of our strategy and are as diverse as the products and services we provide. Diversity and inclusion are deeply ingrained in our culture and in the hearts and minds of our 14,000-plus colleagues around the world,” Hume said. “As an extension of our dedication to D&I, I’m both pleased and honored to join so many other CEOs in signing the pledge and committing to driving meaningful collective action from the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.”
In addition to signing the pledge, Tech Data has received numerous accolades for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, earning a 100 percent rating on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 14 years. The company has in place a global diversity and inclusion program focused on ensuring Tech Data nurtures a diverse workforce, encourages an inclusive workplace and helps other companies do the same.
Diversity and inclusion are important components of Tech Data’s overall commitment being a responsible corporate citizen in alignment with environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.