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09/07/2023

2023 Impact Awards winner: JTI-Macdonald Corp.: Employee Resource Group

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Founded in 2019, JTI Canada’s DEI ERG is more than a committee, it’s a core element of the company’s culture, with a mission “to foster an environment where differences are amplified and celebrated as a competitive asset; where hidden barriers faced by particular groups or marginalized communities are identified, understood and dismantled constructively and equitably; and where, thanks to continuous top-down executive level support, psychological safety and the well-being of JTI’s people plays a central role in our overall business strategy.” 

In addition to celebrating, supporting and educating on a wide-range of important topics, the 20-plus person group is constantly evaluating and improving. In a recent survey, 97% of 207 respondents either ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that people of all cultures and backgrounds are respected and valued at JTI Canada. 

“Our ERG plays a fundamental role in JTI Canada’s organization,” says head of legal, Tom Williams. “It experiments, it innovates, it sparks conversation, and it succeeds in achieving its goals, time and again.”


READ ABOUT ALL THE 2023 WINNERS HERE

Winners are also featured in the September/October 2023 issue of Convenience Store News Canada