Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion

Content and resources for retailers on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

NRF is following the lead of the retail industry in ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives remain a priority. Our efforts are focused on supporting retailers, including the 52 million American workers supported by the industry, and ensuring our own organization is leading by example. Efforts include:

  • Establishing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group for retail members to collaborate on best practices to ensure racial, ethnic and gender equity within the industry.
  • Facilitating monthly conference calls for the working group where benchmarking surveys and short- and long-term strategic goals and plans are discussed.
  • Convening an internal task force to celebrate and promote diversity, and build an inclusive culture of sincere respect and belonging. 
  • Surveying retail companies to understand their current D&I priorities and challenges and to provide benchmarks on the processes and programs they have in place to promote a diverse workforce.

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