This article was originally published by Dawit Habtemariam and has been updated by Senior Executive Media editors.
Crafting or refining a company’s DEI mission statement is often one of the first tasks as a new chief diversity officer. The goals established in a diversity and inclusion statement can also help guide your DEI strategy.
Your diversity, equity, and inclusion statement provides clarity, structure, direction, and accountability for your company’s DEI journey. Internal and external stakeholders will use your mission statement to hold you and your company accountable.
Corporate diversity leaders like you can find plenty of model diversity statement examples to use as inspiration.
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DEI Mission Statement Examples
Senior Executive Media’s DEI reporters and editors are constantly speaking with corporate DEI leaders and evaluating corporate DEI mission statements. We maintain this list of DEI mission and vision statements to serve our readers. To add your company’s diversity statement to this list, please contact Senior Executive Media editors at email@example.com.
How to Write a Diversity Statement
If your team has just formalized its commitment to diversity and inclusion, see our article with advice for writing DEI mission statements. There, you’ll learn which stakeholders to engage and how to involve your workforce in the process.
Remember the importance of keeping your DEI mission statement up to date. Savvy diversity leaders review their focus areas annually, making necessary changes to their DEI commitment to reflect values that matter most to their companies’ diverse workforce.