Innovation Comes In More Than One Flavor
We've had an inclusive approach at McCormick since we began the company in the late 1800s. Sourcing the raw materials for our spice and herb ingredients has given us the chance to work with and learn from people all over the world who share our passion for flavor.
Flavor is universal and as we've expanded around the globe we've hired and formed relationships with people from virtually every culture. We've seen for ourselves how ideas, flavors and products become more exciting, relevant and marketable when people with diverse viewpoints and experiences participate in their research and development.
Our Diversity Mission Includes Everyone
Two things are essential to meeting our business growth objectives: focusing on diversity and inclusion globally and leveraging the collective power of our employees' unique attributes, talents, experiences, perspectives and cultures.
We foster a mutually enriching environment that values the differences and dignity of all employees, enabling each of us to reach our potential and thereby create a stronger company.
The McCormick Diversity & Inclusion Council
More than a decade ago we formalized our approach to diversity by creating the McCormick Diversity & Inclusion Council. Today Alan Wilson—Executive Chairman—serves as executive sponsor of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive Steering Committee, which comprises vice presidents from McCormick divisions around the globe.
The Executive Committee sets strategy and direction. Regional councils and local committees devise action plans and implement them on the local level. All efforts help our company maintain an environment that values the differences and dignity of all our employees.
Raising Awareness, Creativity and Engagement
To further inspire a creative and inclusive spirit in our workforce, we've launched a diversity awareness training program and hosted events with compelling guest speakers from all over the world.
Our efforts have made us a two-time winner of the James Rouse Diversity Award—named after the internationally renowned civic planner. We've also been named to several best places to work lists, highlighting our inclusive culture.