JBS leadership is responsible for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into every organizational function across all employee levels and departments. JBS’ DEI Advisory Council works in partnership with leadership to drive the success of DEI Initiatives. The DEI Advisory Council works to build and sustain momentum for change.

Building on our values of passion, integrity, and teamwork. JBS promotes a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the organization.

Our DEI Advisory Council works in partnership with leadership to hold all of us at JBS accountable to these objectives:

  • Our recruitment and hiring processes encourage people of diverse backgrounds to join our organization.
  • Our employee development policies give everyone an equal opportunity to grow and thrive.
  • Our workplace culture creates a welcoming and nurturing environment where everyone feels supported to do their best.

The DEI Advisory Council also lends its expertise to numerous projects across the company.

Our View

  • Diversity is the practice of including people, including persons in underserved communities, with multiple backgrounds—expressed through many forms including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identify, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, political perspective—across all levels of our organization.
  • Equity is the process of acknowledging and addressing systemic imbalances to ensure just treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement of all people by eliminating barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
  • Inclusion is the deliberate effort to ensure all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, respected, recognized, and appreciated to create a sense of belonging for every employee.

“We’re proud of JBS as a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, but we acknowledge that there’s more we need to do. We are leaning into being uncomfortable as we work together to identify and change assumptions and practices, rooted in implicit biases, which hold us back from achieving our vision of a fully equitable organization. To accomplish this vision, JBS has developed and is implementing a DE&I Roadmap focused on four priorities: leadership, culture, talent, and marketplace.”

Jennifer Kasten, President

Our Promise
Our Commitments through Action

DEI Advisory Council Strategic Priorities

LEADERSHIP: Equip and empower leaders to lead inclusively with clarity and accountability by:

  • Identifying and engaging the human and financial resources and networks needed to support ongoing implementation
  • Conducting an employee engagement survey to address DEI recommendations
  • Analyzing JBS employee data every quarter to assess diversity at every level
  • Leading by an inclusive leadership framework
  • Integrating DEI commitments into JBS values and defining measurable, inclusive competencies integrated into performance goals and staff training

CULTURE: Foster an authentic culture in which all employees feel a collective sense of belonging and responsibility by:

  • Including DEI principles in all corporate communications channels
  • Maintaining a comprehensive editorial calendar that includes a multi-cultural calendar of recognition and celebrations
  • Maintaining a dedicated an area of the JBS website to highlight corporate commitment to DEI
  • Ensuring that all corporate messaging and materials incorporate DEI principles and reflect the corporate vision

TALENT: Invest in DEI focused recruitment and talent value proposition that attracts, develops, and retains top talent by:

  • Conducting a continuous review of JBS policies and Employee Handbook to address DEI recommendations
  • Working to continuously improve the JBS Onboarding experience including updating approach and training by including DEI commitment into onboarding materials and programming for new hires 
  • Expanding internal and external talent acquisition resources and practices to attract diverse talent to strengthen JBS’s recruitment and hiring processes
  • Utilizing data and market analysis to strengthen talent management

MARKETPLACE: Embrace and expand DEI externally to become an Employer of Choice and leader in our industry by:

  • Communicating JBS’s DEI value proposition to JBS internal and external stakeholders
  • Assessing JBS DEI brand awareness in the health and public health market through client feedback
  • Incorporating JBS’s DEI and health equity priorities into all internal and external partnerships
  • Fostering a relationship with community groups to serve as strategic partners for diverse perspectives, recruitment, innovation, and market expansion
  • Maintaining a preferred partner list highlighting diversity organizations, vendors, and suppliers

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