Inclusion & Diversity at True Value

Our Diversity is Our Value

Our company believes a diverse and 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.

Mission

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

Vision

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

2020 Annual Inclusion & Diversity Report

2020 Annual Inclusion & Diversity Report

2020 was a year filled with unprecedented challenges, not just at True Value but throughout the world. Nevertheless, the I&D Council adapted to the ever-changing circumstances and never lost sight of its goals. Our Council leaders and members continued work to successfully implement a three-year action plan centered around engagement, growth and efficiency. Read Now

WORKPLACE & CULTURE IN ACTION

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 Inclusion & Diversity 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 I&D 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 I&D experiences for associates at True Value.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE ROUNDTABLES

The purpose of these quarterly Roundtables is to provide a forum for associates and leaders to share and learn from one another about aspects of our identities, especially where aspects of identity are in the minority or have been historically marginalized.

Black Employee RoundtableDisability & Friends Employee Roundtable

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 I&D Events

2021 Events

Asian Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Catherine Shieh, the Anti-Hate Training Coordinator of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, led an interactive discussion on the disrespect and dangers that Asians and Asian Americans facing now and throughout history. We learned what to look for in scenarios and how to intervene safely. Visit Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Minor Feelings Book Club

Minor Feeling: An Asian American Reckoning - Book Discussion

In light of recent and historical hate crimes in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, associates had a timely conversation exploring racialized consiousness in America.

The Inclusion & Diversity Council Leaders

Antoine Hinton

Inclusion matters to me and to True Value Company because it makes associates feel valued, trusted, and empowered. It ultimately leads to better engagement and helps in retaining, as well as attracting, new talent. At the core of inclusion is diversity, which we embrace because we all come from different walks of life and our unique characteristics, ideas, backgrounds, and experiences not only make us a better company, but a more innovative one with a competitive advantage. More simply, it's just the right thing to do. No one should ever feel excluded or ostracized because they are different from their peers. Everyone should be embraced and treated equally. By celebrating our associates' differences, we maximize our full potential.

Antoine Hinton, Chair

 Brian Rhinehart

When everyone gets a seat at the table, we can be stronger than ever as a company. That's why inclusion and diversity are so important to me and why I know it is vital for the continued growth of our company. Over the last few years, I’ve watched our company grow tremendously and I know it’s in part because of the incredible work put forth by our I&D Council. It’s such a pleasure to work with the council and our leaders on something that is so near and dear to me and I’m thrilled to see us take things to the next level in the coming years!

Brian Rhinehart, Co-Chair

Inclusion & Diversity Overview Video

 

Contact the I&D Council at I&D@truevalue.com

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