At Grupo Bimbo #YouBelong, We Value Every Person, ALWAYS

  • At Grupo Bimbo #YouBelong, We Value Every Person, ALWAYS

    This article was written by Nikki Lang, Global Sponsor of Diversity & Inclusion and Head of Diversity, Equity and Belonging in BBU.

    At Grupo Bimbo we are convinced that the person is at the center of everything we do, and we value them with their different dimensions of diversity. We believe in the foundational principle that diversity enriches us, and inclusion makes us stronger.

    We are committed to building and fostering a diverse workforce and an equitable workplace so that each associate may fulfill their potential and know they belong with us.

    Pride month is an opportunity to raise awareness on sexual and gender identities that exist in the communities where we live and work. We want to promote inclusion, equal opportunities and a place of work where you can be yourself – regardless of how you identify yourself or who you love. It is also a great opportunity to remember the multiple barriers this community has endured and continues to experience in order to take action.

    LGBT+ associates need to feel comfortable enough at GB to express this part of their identity with co-workers and managers; and in turn, associates need to be educated about what it means to be LGBT+, what those associates experience and how we can all be inclusive. We need you in order to create safe spaces where people can feel free to be themselves without prejudice, barriers and fear.

    I encourage every person to talk to co-workers and associates about this and to reflect how inclusive are your day-to-day interactions with your team. Are you creating a safe space to come out to? Are you really living by our Golden Rule based on respect, fairness, trust and care for everyone?

    By increasing our awareness of our LGBT+ colleagues’ experiences in life and at GB, we can make a difference to ensure all associates feel accepted and respected in our organization and comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the workplace each day.

    At GB we value the person, every person, always.