Season 2 - Episode #3 - NI rolls out 10 year sustainability and diversity strategy
Earlier this week NI launched an ambitious corporate impact strategy to make good on their new company identity and its promise to 'Engineer Ambitiously'. In a drive to make the company, and its impact on the world, more diverse, equitable and inclusive, NI is committing to 15 goals including:
- By 2030 NI will aim for 50% of its global workforce and people managers to be women
- NI will invest $3.4m globally over the next four years in STEM education initiatives that serve under-represented or economically disadvantaged students
- By 2030, NI’s goal is for 16% of its suppliers to be small or diverse businesses
- Achieving Zero Waste at NI-owned buildings and reduce waste at leased facilities
They are also working on specific regional targets - for example, for 40% of US people managers to be BAME by 2030.
Electronic Specifier discussed this strategy with Tabitha Upshaw, Head of Corporate Impact and Shelley Gretlein, Vice President of Brand and Communications, Global Marketing.