Diversity and Inclusion
Bombardier has zero tolerance towards any type of harassment and/or discrimination
based on: race, colour, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable laws.
“At Bombardier, we believe in the fundamental values and principles listed below and recognize that they have never been more important than they are today:
- We stand firmly against racism, hatred and inequality in all forms.
- Acts of discrimination, hatred or violence will never be tolerated at Bombardier.
- We value and are committed to seeking out people with diverse ideas, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
- We believe that an inclusive workplace is fundamental to achieving our people and customer-centric culture.
- And, we are committed to creating a safe workplace where everyone is treated with compassion and respect.
While Bombardier has long promoted diversity and inclusion, we recognize that there is more we can and must do within our company and our local communities. We continue to reflect deeply on the ways we can best translate our beliefs into specific actions; actions that will ensure Bombardier plays a meaningful role in making our company and our industries more inclusive and equal for everyone.
Standing together with a common commitment to respect and support one another, we can truly make a difference.”
- Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.
We are a global company offering an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce, respecting and accepting our differences so that each of us can reach our full potential.
To create a work environment where employees feel connected to the organization; where open dialogue is free of harassment, discrimination and microaggressions; and where every employee feels empowered, respected and valued, regardless of what characterizes them.
In 2019, to better focus our efforts, we formalized our Diversity & Inclusion strategy and hired a manager to oversee talent and diversity management. We also held awareness campaigns for managers, including webinars on unconscious bias, and integrated diversity and inclusion content into our leadership training modules.
We are committed to providing a barrier-free and bias-free workplace. An environment that values the independence and dignity of all employees, clients and stakeholders. Our Code of Ethics is our framework for building a global foundation of practices and policies that respect and encourage individual and group differences. It is a key element of our company's success and sustainability.
We are building a work environment that reflects our vision of D&I, in which employees' differences are valued, respected and accepted through our four pillars of action.
Leading by example
We recognize and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives internally and externally. We establish controls for all executives.
We attract, hire and onboard a diverse workforce comprised of individuals of varying gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other attributes.
We connect people by creating formal and informal heterogeneous teams, groups or events. We welcome, guide and create a sense of belonging, allowing each individual to bring their uniqueness and strengths to contribute to organizational objectives. We adapt our policies and practices to remove systematic barriers to the diversity and inclusion we aspire to.
We ensure equal rights to career advancement and opportunities to grow within our diverse workforce. We provide support and development opportunities for all employees in order to support their career plan.
Our D&I ambassadors
Because we believe that we succeed as a company when our employees across the world thrive, we’re reinvigorating the work we do to build a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. How are we going to do that? The short answer is by building a network of ambassadors who are passionate about diversity and inclusion. All have undergone training on unconscious bias and inclusive behaviours to ensure they are equipped with the resources they need to fulfill their role as strong advocates for diversity and inclusion at Bombardier.
As part of their role, D&I Ambassadors:
- Act as a D&I resource person for other employees.
- Inspire and influence others around them to follow their lead by adopting behaviours and attitudes consistent with our vision and mission for D&I.
- Participate in working groups to identify new strategies to achieve the company's diversity and inclusion goals.
What is diversity?
Diversity in the workplace refers to employing people from diverse backgrounds that reflect the communities in which we operate. Diversity incorporates all the elements that make an individual unique, whether these elements are visible or not.
What is inclusion?
Inclusion means creating a work environment that involves and empowers people so that they are recognized, treated fairly and respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources.
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