Inclusion and Diversity

With nearly 15,000 Kontoor Brands employees, we’re a diverse, inclusive and dynamic family – in geographies, cultures and perspectives. This diversity brings a rich mix of unique ideas, experience and talent to our business and brands.

 

“As a global company, it is important that we embrace the opportunity to lead by example. We must honor our unwavering commitment to always doing the right thing by supporting inclusivity, embracing diversity and showing compassion. It’s at the heart of who we are, our corporate values, and what our brands stand for.”

- Scott Baxter
President and CEO, Kontoor Brands

Vision

  • To create a safe workplace to understand, believe in and learn from each other; where everyone experiences a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work.
  • To work every day in a respectful, empathetic and equitable workplace in which we embrace our unique differences.
  • To welcome and inspire a diverse workforce that represents our customers and community.
  • To reflect our commitment to inclusion in how we connect with consumers globally.

 

Strategic Priorities

  • Workplace Inclusion: Foster a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness to enable all employees to reach their full potential and inspire belonging.
  • Workforce Diversity: Recruite and promote from a diverse, qualified group of candidates to increase diversity of thinking and perspective.
  • Sustainability and Accountability: Identify and breakdown systemic barriers to full inclusion and equity by constantly evaluating and improving our policies, practices and processes.
  • Marketplace Equity: Drive inclusion & diversity through brand marketing, images and messaging.

To ensure ongoing progress toward our Inclusion & Diversity vision and strategic priorities, Kontoor is on schedule to launch our first-ever Inclusion & Diversity strategy later this year. The global strategy will include actionable commitments, by which our Global Executive I&D Council will help to govern and ensure objectives are achieved.

“To achieve the culture that we aspire to become, Inclusion & Diversity is one of the most critical components of all of our responsibilities. Inclusion must be embedded into our values, into our brands, and in our every action - in how we speak, engage, think, act and operate - and we must be held accountable to make positive change happen. We are grateful to have the opportunity to learn from and celebrate the different experiences, passions and perspectives of our employees, consumers, and customers all over the world.”

- Jen Molinaro
Vice President, Talent Management, Kontoor Brands

Employee Resource Groups

At the center of our commitment to evolve and grow our company and workplace culture are our Employee Resource Groups (ERG). ERGs at Kontoor are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster diversity of thought, build community, and provide support for professional and personal development. These communities drive initiatives that employees identify, own and execute with peers across the global Kontoor network.

  • LIFE: The LIFE (LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Everyone) employee resource group is focused on celebrating, promoting and advocating for LGBTQ+ employees at Kontoor and within the communities in which we operate.
  • DNA: The Diversity Networking Association (DNA) is focused on creating a culture that embraces our differences, nurtures and attracts a diverse employee base and guides our brands to ensure we are meeting the needs of all consumers.
  • ELM: The Emerging Leaders Movement (ELM) at Kontoor is committed to ensuring inclusion and diversity is embedded throughout all layers of the organization with an emphasis on advancement and proportionate representation.
  • KNEW: The Kontoor Network Empowering Women (KNEW) connects, supports and empowers women throughout the organization with a focus on providing career and personal development opportunities for all.
  • KBeFit CREW: Focused on inspiring Kontoor’s employees to pursue healthy lifestyles, with a focus on fitness, work-life balance and personal and professional development.
  • GREENDIGO: Promoting Kontoor’s commitment to sustainability, Greendigo encourages employees to implement opportunities to infuse a sustainably focused mindset into all aspects of Kontoor’s business operations, workplace and communities in which we operate.

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