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C.O.NXT: THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION JOURNEY IS ASAP
Blog by Marcy Tessmann, C.O.nxt

In a business world filled with acronyms, three letters have become increasingly important. The most comprehensive corporate sustainability programs now include a strong Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) component.

But not every organization is realizing the full benefits of a clearly articulated DEI initiative. In fact, recent research suggests nearly 76% of companies still lack specific diversity and inclusion goals. For those companies-and perhaps yours-the long-term benefits of establishing and communicating DEI commitments should not be ignored.

Doing the right thing for the right reasons? Check.
DEI reporting is about more than just checking a box or going through the motions. Organizations that have successfully established and communicated their DEI commitments understand that stakeholders want clarity about the "why" of DEI.

"Now more than ever, it is critical that organizations bring innovative and diverse perspectives to company challenges like sustainability through programs like DEI," according to Brian Nash, VP of sustainability at Ingredion. "Equally important is making sure those efforts are trustworthy by basing them on external standards or internal programs aligned with those standards."

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