Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We share our updates on our diversity, including and belonging (DI&B) every year in our annual Corporate Citizenship Report and we recently published our progress thus far in our 2022 Corporate Citizenship Report. More information about our workforce demographics can be found in our EEO-1 workforce data.

Diversity is part of our DNA as a global company with employees of a wide range of races, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds. To us, diversity, inclusion and belonging means blending identities, experiences and perspectives within our teams; fostering a collaborative workplace that equally values open participation from individuals with different ideas and viewpoints; and empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work. Our strategic DI&B framework focuses on three key areas:

  • People – Attract, hire, develop and retain a skilled, high-performing workforce that’s representative of the diverse talent in the global communities where we operate.
  • Culture – Foster an inclusive culture through education, programs and practices that embrace our differences, sustain a sense of belonging and drive innovation to accelerate growth.
  • Marketplace – Grow and maintain partnerships to amplify consumer engagement, strengthen customer and supplier relationships and drive positive change within our communities around the world.
  • Partnered with SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) campus chapters to create a diverse recruiting pipeline

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an important part of our DI&B efforts. ERGs are global, employee-led groups designed to amplify voices within Newell’s internal and external activities. ERGs provide our employees with unique opportunities for networking, engaging in important dialogue and participating in professional development programming.

We currently have nine ERGs:

RAY - Women and allies

Women and allies

BEACON - Black employees and allies

Black employees
and allies

NAAPA - Asian American employees and allies

Asian American
employees and allies

OPEN - LGBTQ+ employees and allies

LGBTQ+ employees
and allies

HOLA - Hispanic and Latinx employees and allies

Hispanic and Latinx
employees and allies

VETS - Veterans and allies

Veterans and allies

ABLE - Employees with disabilities and allies

Employees with
disabilities and allies

MiND - Employees who are passionate about
wellbeing and mental health issues

Employees who are passionate
about wellbeing and mental health issues

MOSAIC - Employees in locations where there isn’t a critical mass of any one group, creating an opportunity to participate in an ERG that represents the broad spectrum of races, ethnicities and nationalities in their location

Employees that represent the
broad spectrum of races, ethnicities and nationalities in their location

ERGs host activities such as education and awareness events, guest speakers, skill building workshops, volunteer events and more, all of which bring together employees from across our locations.

ERGs also help us to meet our full potential as an organization by:

  • Creating bridges across sites, business divisions and functions
  • Developing targeted coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Identifying and developing new leaders
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Identifying learning and development focus areas

Employee Engagement

Our people are the driving force of our success, and we take seriously our responsibility to be a great place for people to work, grow and thrive. More information about working at Newell Brands can be found on our Careers page.

  • Conducted a company-wide engagement survey in 2021 and achieved a score of 75, in line with global benchmarks and a significant improvement from our last survey in 2019.
  • Offer competitive benefits and resources that empower employees to prioritize their health and wellbeing and thrive inside and outside of work. More information can be found in our Benefits section.
  • Provide health insurance and dental and vision coverage for our full-time, U.S.-based employees and equivalent benefits to our full-time team members globally and paid parental leave; a 401K plan with a 6 percent company match; access to fitness classes and product discounts; and support with tuition, fertility solutions and dependent care. Information regarding transparency in coverage can be found here.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program that is available to all employees globally to help them and their families manage life’s challenges such as anxiety and depression, family dynamics, substance abuse, child and elder care needs and legal or financial issues.
  • Focus recruiting efforts on a broad cross-section of universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and those with strong connections to organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.
  • Launched three new programs in 2021 to develop our employees’ leadership skills and prepare them for roles of increasing responsibility.
  • Enhance employee opportunity for internal mobility with launch of new website where employees can create a profile and explore openings that match their skills and interests.


Our People Stories