Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is fully committed to Diversity and Inclusion and has included this as a core value as well created a team to spread the message that inclusion is a priority in our Diversity and Inclusion is a core value of Goodwill. Pictured are a group of employees of different ethnic, racial, gender, and age backgrounds.organization. We will develop a business plan to foster and strengthen a culture of diversity. We have created a mission and vision for Diversity and Inclusion in our organization that will move Goodwill to the forefront as a leader in the non-profit sector in our region.

Goodwill will use a number of human resource tools and commit resources to create an organization that expands Diversity and Inclusion. We are proud of our heritage as an open organization working with many different populations to assure that they have opportunities for success and “maximum of abundant living.”

Bruce Phipps
President/CEO
September 21, 2015

Diversity and Inclusion Defined

Diversity is having a workforce with a mix of different backgrounds and cultures working together on the same goals including an openness to differences.  Inclusion will be the means by which we maximize talent and realize the power of the diversity all around us.

Statement to Partners, Vendors, and Contractors

We strive to provide fair and equal opportunity for community partners, vendors and contractors to compete for our business. Having a diverse and inclusive group of community partners, vendors and contractors is a vital component of our values and we look to align ourselves with organizations that share a similar commitment.

Our Goodwill defines:

  • Diversity as: having a workforce and partners with a mix of different backgrounds and
    cultures working together on the same goals including an openness to differences
  • Inclusion as: the means by which we maximize talent and realize the power of the
    diversity all around us.

Some examples of that diverse population we are seeking to align with are: Small business, Women Owned, Ethnic Minority Owned, and Veteran Owned.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is fully committed to Diversity and Inclusion and has included this as a core value. We have also created a Diversity and Inclusion Team to spread the message that inclusion is a priority in our organization. We are proud of our heritage as an open organization working with many different populations and to assure that everyone has equal opportunity for success.

To learn more about our organization we encourage you to take a Goodwill tour. Click here for tour dates, times, locations and directions on how to register.