Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Building a More Resilient World through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Albemarle, we recognize that our people are our most important strength in achieving our purpose—to enable a more resilient world.
Making that purpose a reality is the intentional and strategic work captured in our inaugural DE&I report. This report is a celebration of our global workforce, the progress we've made and our commitments for the future.
WE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT STRENGTH
Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is simply the right thing to do—for our employees, communities and businesses.
We aim to cultivate a work environment that reflects and celebrates our employees' unique backgrounds and experiences.
OUR MISSIONEngage all employees in all locations to:
- Build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace focused on
safety, mutual respect, development and wellbeing.
- Actively collaborate and engage in the communities where we work and live.
OUR VISIONWe aspire to have a diverse workforce wherein each professional can reach their fullest potential in an equitable and inclusive work environment.
Our Strategic Pillars
Build and maintain a high-performing workforce that reflects global diversity.
Cultivate an inclusive and equitable culture where all employees feel a sense of belonging.
Enrich the lives of all people in the communities where Albemarle is present.
Albemarle's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Steering Committee includes thirteen Albemarle leaders who were strategically selected based on their demonstrated passion to advance DE&I, as well as their representation across a variety of regions, business units and functions.
This committee has partnered to help develop our DE&I strategy. Longer term, the Steering Committee will continue to inform, encourage and monitor our DE&I strategy. This has been an important step in our journey to build greater diversity, equity and inclusion at Albemarle because it supports the development of a strategy that is meaningful, collaborative and rooted in all aspects of our organization.
DE&I at Albemarle
Diversity is a fact and exists all around us.
Equity is the result of the structures, processes, and systems we put in place to ensure all people can be their best selves.
Inclusion is the action(s) we take to ensure that everyone's voice is represented, involved, and engaged.
Belonging is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance.
EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPs
Albemarle is proud of our Connect Groups. These executive-sponsored, employee-led groups promote an atmosphere of inclusion and encouragement that values and hears every employee’s voice.
BE Connect aims to open minds to diversity of thinking, inclusion and cultural understanding through outreach, professional support, education and networking to ensure all feel represented, empowered, engaged and heard.
Local Chapter(s): North Carolina, Texas
Faith Connect aims to promote and celebrate all faiths and beliefs through opportunities for education and fellowship. We promote curiosity and open dialogue to encourage understanding and respect for people from all faiths and backgrounds.
Local Chapter(s): North Carolina
Veterans Connect aims to power the potential of veterans through education and connecting managers, employees and HR with veterans, transitioning veterans, or employees that have family members on active duty.
Local Chapter(s): North Carolina
Women Connect aims to provide an inclusive platform to encourage dialogue and promote the potential of women professionals at Albemarle by focusing on philanthropy, community, and development of women.
Local Chapter(s): North Carolina, Chile, China, Amsterdam.
Latinxs Connect aims to promote an environment of engagement, inclusiveness and career development for all Albemarle employees.
Pride Connect aims to create and ensure an inclusive enironment for LGBTQ+ employees and allies, offer support with resources and build an open and visible global community.
ABLE CONNECT’s vision is to serve as a platform for promoting awareness and inclusion for employees with disabilities, caregivers and allies. The group aims to provide a safe space for the disability community at Albemarle to be understood and supported.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires U.S.-based companies with at least 100 employees to provide annual EEO-1 reports for the U.S.-based workforce. While the EEO-1 report is limited in scope and does not include our global workforce information, we believe transparency is key to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Albemarle has various initiatives underway to progress DE&I globally, including a strategic plan to integrate DE&I across the organization fully. For more on these initiatives as well as global workforce diversity data, please see our annual Sustainability Report.
External Commitments and recognitions
Our commitment to building a diverse, equitable workplace and inclusive culture goes beyond activities inside our office. Through initiatives and partnerships outside our organization, we strengthen our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and build on resources and learnings that make Albemarle a better place to work. Take a look at our external commitments:
MILITARY FRIENDLY ® EMPLOYER DESIGNATION
Albemarle earned the 2023 Military Friendly ® Employer designation in the categories of Military Friendly Employer and Military Friendly Spouse. We attribute this accolade to living our Core Values daily while also investing in recruitment and development initiatives for our military members at Albemarle.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.