at True Value

Our Diversity is Our Value

Our company believes a diverse, equitable & inclusive work environment is about more than understanding or accepting attributes such as race, gender and religious beliefs. It means leveraging the variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that make each individual unique for the purpose of moving our organization to be world class.


To encourage True Value to lead the way as an inclusive wholesaler through employment practices, supplier decisions, and community involvement.


To cultivate an inclusive environment where diverse ideas and individual perspectives are expected, respected and valued.

2021 Annual Inclusion & Diversity Report

The DEI Council has done—and continues to do—tremendous work to educate associates about diverse experiences, encourage dialogue and provide diversity training opportunities. Although in-person events were limited due to COVID-19, the Council remained strong and worked hard to provide other means of participation through virtual events and shareable online resources.
Diversity and inclusion matter to the entire Company. In a time of great uncertainty, True Value stayed a safe space and made it through the year with hope, compassion and open ears. The following report includes a thorough recount of our 2021 I&D successes. 
Read the 2021 Inclusion & Diversity Report


Supplier Diversity Conference

Supplier Diversity

True Value's Supplier Diversity Program proactively partners with diverse businesses to procure goods and services that align with our corporate business strategies. It’s our mission to foster an inclusive environment that provides maximum opportunities for diverse businesses to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services. Learn More

Diversity at Job Fairs

We are committed to proactively seeking diverse talent by attending various diversity job fairs throughout the city. Through these events, we interact directly with a myriad of potential candidates that we may not have the opportunity to speak with otherwise. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion recruiting committee is dedicated to expanding & influencing True Value’s diversity talent pool.

Associate Training

We strive for a company culture that continually advocates for inclusion and diversity of all associates and communities. We don't just talk the talk. We walk the walk. To achieve this, we offer numerous DEI training, engagement and community outreach opportunities throughout the year. From cultural lunch & learns to local volunteerism and everything in between, there is no shortage of meaningful and eye-opening DEI experiences for associates at True Value.

Making a Real Difference

Our Events & Community Outreach Committee is responsible for internal educational events and organizing philanthropic community outreach events. Below are our most recent events. View Past DEI Events

2022 Events

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Pride Month Lunch 'n Learn

Join us for Pride Celebration. Aster Gilbert (they/she), Manager of Training and the Public Education Institute at the Center on Halsted, will give us a brief refresher on LGBTQ terms and identities, followed by a workshop on allyship and workplace inclusion. 



View Past DEI Events

Inclusion & Diversity Overview Video


Contact the DEI Council at DEI@truevalue.com

 DEI Disability Index 2021 - 80 Percent
Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index 2019
Forbes America's Best Midsize Employer 2019
Temkin Group Customer Experience Excellence Award