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09/07/2023

2023 Impact Awards winner: Sharon Mehta, JTI-Macdonald Corp.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
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2023 Impact Sharon Mehta DEI

DEI coordinator Sharon Mehta has been part of JTI’s DEI team since the beginning, acting as a driving force behind its creation and subsequent evolution. She brings to the role passion, enthusiasm and determination. With a thirst to learn and share her knowledge in an intelligent and engaging way, Mehta is credited with maximizing resources to drive excellence.   


JTI-Macdonald Corp.: Employee Resource Group (ERG)

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