Year after year, the biggest names in logistics make the top lists of best companies to work for, inclusive companies, and respected employers. And these shipping companies have an excellent track record with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), which only bolsters their employer brands.
But as Deloitte’s Mona A. Maurelli and Adam Mussomeli write, logistics companies are thinking more broadly than that about DEI. These companies are pursuing it as a key competitive advantage in a world that increasingly depends on robust supply chains.
“Our research shows that a significant majority of companies intend to shift from diversity as a program to inclusion as a business strategy,” Maurelli and Mussomeli write. “But nearly one-third of companies in the same global survey say they are unprepared to do so, while only 20 percent claim to be fully ready.”
Among the sector’s leaders — including UPS, FedEx, DHL, and XPO Logistics — a clear vision for DEI has emerged, and it’s driving business decisions right now.
Let’s take a look at each of those companies one-by-one to see what they are doing to push diversity and inclusion in logistics.
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