WOOD DALE, Ill. Optimas Solutions, a global manufacturer and distributor of fasteners, inventory management services and supply chain solutions, recently announced a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Policy. The policy establishes a formal vision for Optimas’ growing corporate culture that ensures all employees feel safe to be themselves at work.
“Our ‘THREAD’ values of teamwork, honesty, respect, excellence, accountability and motivation only come to life when we welcome our diverse employees and make inclusivity a priority,” said Daniel Harms, CEO, Americas. “That’s why we are excited to announce our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Policy which serves to enhance existing regional practices. »
The new DEI policy includes several initiatives that are creating tangible results. Initiatives include adding more DEI-focused training to the Optimas Institute (Optimas onboarding process) for new and returning employees. Optimas will also provide ongoing digital resources and in-person multicultural events so employees can deepen their knowledge and promote understanding among colleagues.
Optimas is also implementing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) so that all employees can have a voice and a safe space to provide actionable insights for growth. Employees will continue to benefit from the company’s support for local efforts focused on the needs of local community services.
“We expect fair treatment and dignity to be at the heart of all working relationships,” said Kate Daly, senior vice president of human resources. “We are committed to actively listening to our employees to learn how to improve and grow together as a company.”
“Optimas is proud of the diversity of its workforce at all of its locations around the world,” added Mike Tuffy, CEO, International. “We are committed to recognizing the perspectives and experiences of all of our employees in order to leverage the vast experience of our team and better serve our customers and partners.”