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Life at McCormick October 25, 2022

McCormick Continues to Grow Newest Global Employee Ambassador Group Focused on Visible and Non-visible Disabilities



As McCormick remains committed to doing what’s right for People, Communities and the Planet, employee ambassador groups (EAGs), like ADAPT (Abled and Disabled Associates Partnering Together), are focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). 

The EAG aims to reduce the stigma surrounding disabilities, whether visible or non-visible, within the workplace to ensure the Company is creating a supportive environment that allows people to thrive, develop, and grow personally and professionally. 

Through its work, ADAPT, which is McCormick’s second global EAG, encourages employees to broaden their understanding of people with disabilities by sharing ideas, networking, and participating in community activities to support McCormick employees with disabilities or staff who have disabled family members. Additionally, it was created to help McCormick’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion advance its efforts to assist in the recruiting, developing, and retaining of qualified candidates with disabilities. 

Did you know?

  • WHO has identified over 1 billion disabled people, 20% of whom live with great functional difficulties in their day-to-day lives. (Source: WHO)
    In countries with life expectancies over 70 years of age, people spend on average about 8 years, or 11.5% of their life span, living with disabilities. (Source: Disabled World)

  • At its core, ADAPT creates a safe space for McCormick employees to educate themselves about disabilities, understand more about how to support colleagues, and learn about resources that are available at McCormick and within our communities.  

ADAPT’s Executive Sponsor is Diane Levin, McCormick’s Chief Information Officer. She leads McCormick’s global IT organization and collaborates across the Company to deliver competitive advantage and innovation by leveraging enabling technologies. Diane is also a member of the McCormick Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and served on the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network in Europe Advisory Board from 2015 to 2019. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors for LifeBridge Health. “Being able to serve as ADAPT’s Executive Sponsor is important to me because I want everyone to feel respected, included, and confident in their ability to contribute to the organization’s success. Providing opportunities for people with disabilities and caregivers will help strengthen McCormick as an organization,” said Diane. 

ADAPT is open to all employees with or without visible/non-visible disabilities and individuals who are caregivers to family members or friends.

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