Southwire Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Website


To further Southwire’s mission of building a culture that recognizes and celebrates the value of diverse backgrounds, equity in opportunity, and inclusiveness in action, the company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Southwire values ​​the diversity of its employees and the communities we represent and serve, and the four key company values ​​– Trust, Empowerment, Consistency and Inclusion – are the foundation of the organization’s DEI strategy.
“Focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our organization’s mission,” said Cara Herzog, director of DEI. “Over the past few years, we have continued to prioritize and accelerate our internal and external efforts to drive progress. We believe the key to our continued success is our people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives can thrive.

Southwire is focused on fostering an environment that recognizes the value and talent of diverse perspectives, regardless of gender and ethnicity. In 2014, the company created its first Employee Resource Group (ERG), and since then the company has grown to six ERGs, including Women’s Network, Spectrum, Nextgen, TEAM, Officium and Allied. These groups actively promote Southwire’s commitment to inclusivity by engaging employees and encouraging attendance at events throughout the year.

“We believe that every person can make a difference from any position, and we are committed to fostering an environment where respect and inclusion are at the forefront of everything we do, an environment where equal access and opportunity to learn, grow and succeed is available to all,” said Fernando Esquivel, executive vice president of People & Culture.

The new DEI site will provide an in-depth look at Southwire as an organization and what the company stands for, including its focus on sustainability and how its five core principles relate to DEI for the benefit of its workforce. ‘artwork.
“Sustainability is about being aware of our impact on local and global communities and taking action to create a better world for future generations,” said Burt Fealing, executive vice president, general counsel and chief sustainability officer. “Similarly, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also about long-term, sustainable efforts to break down barriers and create equitable opportunities for all as part of a better world.”
Establishing its brand as a dedicated DEI organization continues to be an area of ​​focus for Southwire, and with this new external site, the company is communicating openly and remaining transparent about its ongoing efforts – a bold step. for a private company that demonstrates its deep commitment to the importance of DEI within the organization and in society at large.

“We are an organization with a lot to offer and we can’t wait for more people to see it. We believe in our employees, our customers, our partners and our communities,” said Herzog. “The ability to share and connect in new ways is something we value, and we welcome the conversations it will bring internally and externally. We’ve only just begun.”

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture construction wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, utility cable products, OEM wire products, and engineered products. Additionally, Southwire provides assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. To learn more about Southwire’s products, community involvement and vision for sustainability, visit www.southwiresustainability.com.
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Sherry J. Basler