The Power Behind the People™

Southwire’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission is to build a culture that recognizes and celebrates the value of diverse backgrounds, equity in opportunity, and inclusivity in action.

Our DEI Strategy

This mission is driven by seven areas of focus: employee resource groups, inclusive recruiting, talent development, suppliers, giving back, advocacy and external partnerships.

A Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion



According to their site, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue.

In 2020, Southwire’s CEO Rich Stinson was proud to represent our organization by signing the CEO Action Pledge to show our company’s commitment to ACT ON supporting a more inclusive workplace for employees, communities and society at large.

We Include Everyone

Southwire has six active Employee Resource Groups (ERG)s that provide opportunities for learning, connection and development across the company. While these teams focus on bringing awareness around specific groups, ALL employees are welcome to be a part of each ERG.

Created in 2014, Women’s Network was established to inspire employees to create an environment that embraces inclusivity with an emphasis on women. It is an avenue to encourage networking, embrace collaboration and empower current and inspire future leaders.

Created in 2015, Spectrum’s mission is to value all underrepresented minorities. By serving as a vital resource to the organization, we will foster an environment that encourages the investment in the development and engagement of the entire spectrum of Southwire’s people.

Created in 2015, NEXTgen was established as an avenue for all age groups to encourage networking and embrace collaboration, with a focus on personal and professional growth and development.

Created in 2017, T.E.A.M. was established to ensure the workforce is diverse in all levels of leadership throughout manufacturing facilities to achieve business results. We want to instill a culture of acceptance of all people and develop systems that are more than just words on paper, but inclusion in action.

Created in 2018, Officium was established to enrich the lives of veterans at Southwire, by providing opportunities to serve through veteran outreach and awareness events, and engage in network and career growth opportunities.

Created in 2018, ALLIED advocates for a work environment that respects, welcomes and supports people of all sexual and gender identities and enables them to bring their whole selves to work, allowing them to perform to their full potential.

Southwire Continues to Focus on Maturing Our DEI Strategy, and Our Numbers Are Reflecting That

 

2017-2021 % Increases (5 Year)


 

URC

The number of employees from underrepresented communities (URCs) has increased by 5.1%, from 36.1% to 41.2%.

Females

The number of female employees has increased by 1.3%, from 21.2% to 22.5%.

Veterans

The number of Veterans has increased by 1.2%, from 4.1% to 5.3%.

 

All Data is U.S. only and was gathered end of Q4 2021

Highlights for 2021

Employee Resource Groups

Talent Development

Inclusive Recruiting

External Partnerships

Supplier Diversity

Giving Back

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News

Southwire Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Website

February 24, 2022

To further Southwire's mission to build a culture that recognizes and celebrates the value of diverse backgrounds, equity in opportunity and inclusivity in action, the company is pleased to announce the launch of its new DEI website.

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Southwire Recognized on Diversity Jobs Top Employer List for 2022

February 10, 2022

Southwire is proud to announce that our company has achieved a spot on the list of Top Diversity Employers by DiversityJobs.com for the third year in a row.

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Southwire Partners with the King Center in Honor of MLK’s Legacy

January 17, 2022

In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Southwire is pleased to announce its $25,000 donation and signature sponsorship to the King Center.

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Southwire’s Women’s Network Partners with Project GIFT® to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

January 12, 2022

The Women’s Network, one of Southwire’s employee resource groups (ERGs), recently partnered with Project GIFT to host a virtual auction and 5K to benefit Hope for the Journey.

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Southwire Canada Invests in Education Through Electro-Federation Scholarships

November 15, 2021

Reinforcing its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Southwire is proud to offer educational advancement opportunities to black and female students through its partnership with Electro-Federation Canada (EFC).

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