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Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to Reach our Full Potential

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At ITW, we strive for everyone to reach their full potential and we value the unique and diverse perspectives that make all of us better together.

To reach our full potential it takes all of us – and that’s why we value the unique perspectives, experience and ideas that our colleagues contribute across our entire enterprise. We believe we are at our best when we create an environment where people are heard, valued and engaged. We create diverse and inclusive (D&I) workplaces where everyone can perform to their full potential, grow their careers, and enhance ITW’s workplace culture.

Dedicated Leadership

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment where our colleagues feel comfortable bringing their unique backgrounds, skills, and experiences to the workplace and feel a sense of belonging… and our commitment starts at the top.

ITW Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Santi joined the leaders of over 500 companies in support of the CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionTM – the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance D&I in the workplace. Through this commitment, ITW agrees to work collaboratively across our enterprise and take concrete actions to advance D&I.

“We are committed to diversity and inclusion because it is the only way that we can be the best ITW we can be. Our ability to deliver best-in-class performance over the long-term is dependent on the quality, depth and diversity of our workforce.”

Scott Santi, Chairman and CEO

ITW’s talent strategy is bolstered by a strong leadership commitment focused on achieving our D&I ambition.

The Diversity & Inclusion Council (D&I Council), comprised of ITW’s executive leadership, developed our D&I Framework, the guiding principles for all ITW divisions to support and sustain our commitment to D&I. The D&I Council remains dedicated to executing the framework, supported by leaders who visibly demonstrate their commitment to D&I. Learn more about our commitment to D&I in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

ITW D&I Framework

Leadership Commitment & Accountability

We expect our leaders to embody ITW’s values with global cultural awareness. A core responsibility of our leaders is to build and develop a diverse pipeline of talent, contribute to achieving our enterprise diversity goals and be stewards of our D&I initiatives.

Global, Diverse Talent

Diverse backgrounds bring unique perspectives, helping to drive innovation and organic growth – key objectives of ITW’s business strategy. In order to compete successfully in a global market, we must continue to focus on attracting and retaining the best talent that is reflective of our global communities.

Inclusive Workplace

Creating an environment where team members feel valued is critical. This includes promoting employee development, actively seeking different perspectives and supporting Employee Resource Groups.

Great Employer

We strive to be a great employer and commit to working diligently to strengthen and sustain ITW’s unique and differentiated enterprise brand. Our efforts include sharing our progress and success and being an active member of our communities through key professional associations, universities and community partnerships that align with our D&I goals.

Enterprise Diversity

Global Women Leaders (top 1000 leadership roles)

Enterprise Diversity

U.S. Ethnically Diverse Leaders (top 1000 leadership roles)

Senior Management

3 of ITW's 7 segments are led by women or ethnically diverse executives

Board of Directors

of ITW's independent directors are women or ethnically diverse

Employee Resource Groups

global chapters

Employee Experience

of employees recommend ITW as
a great place to work (2019 McKinsey Women in the Workplace Study)

Our Progress

Our ability to reach full potential as an enterprise requires high-performing talent that brings unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the team, and enables us to deliver differentiated products and service levels to our customers.

We’ve made good progress in our journey to be a great employer with a global, diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace, and our efforts to strengthen our talent management strategy continue.


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Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups play a critical role in building a community of future leaders. Employee Resource Groups (ERG) play a vital role in engaging employees at all levels. These employee-led organizations bring together diverse groups of people, and their allies, to share experiences and participate in professional development workshops to help accelerate our path to full potential. ITW’s African American Network, Women’s Network and Young Professional Network directly support the enterprise talent strategy with specific focus on attracting, retaining and developing future leaders and promoting cultural diversity and community within ITW.

ITW participates in United Kingdom Pay Gap Reporting in compliance with The Equality Act 2010.