Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating Belonging for Everyone

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As a global company with deep roots in the communities where we work and live, our employees represent a wide variety of skillsets and backgrounds crucial to meeting the ever-changing needs of a growing world. We are continuously enhancing our efforts to ensure our workforce, programs and practices nurture inclusion and diversity. This is a critical area of importance for our company, and we recognize the need for continuous improvement toward a more diverse and inclusive workforce. 

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“Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion allows us to be our best. Bunge was founded over 200 years ago, and our longevity is the result of a talented workforce and innovative technologies driven by diverse perspectives. Our purpose is to connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world. If we are to meet that goal, our team must reflect the world we want to serve.” – Deborah Borg, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

As a global company with deep roots in the communities where we work and live, our employees represent a wide variety of skillsets and backgrounds crucial to meeting the ever-changing needs of a growing world. We are continuously enhancing our efforts to ensure our workforce, programs and practices nurture inclusion and diversity. This is a critical area of importance for our company, and we recognize the need for continuous improvement toward a more diverse and inclusive workforce. 

“Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion allows us to be our best. Bunge was founded over 200 years ago, and our longevity is the result of a talented workforce and innovative technologies driven by diverse perspectives. Our purpose is to connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world. If we are to meet that goal, our team must reflect the world we want to serve.” – Deborah Borg, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

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How we’re staying on track

Workforce Representation and Inclusive Environment 

• We are committed to attracting, retaining, engaging and advancing talent that is representative of the communities we live in and the customers we serve

• We provide equitable opportunities for recruitment and promotion, and create an environment that welcomes and celebrates individual uniqueness

Social Responsibility and Community Outreach

• We position ourselves as an employer of choice, good corporate citizen and leader in the agribusiness and food industry

• We use our position as a global leader to make a positive impact on our communities and the world

• We take a stand for fair labor practices and foster inclusion and equity in our supplier network and in the communities we operate.

Create Accountability

• We hold ourselves accountable to enhancing diversity representation and inclusion in our workforce

• We develop effective processes, systems and measures to track progress

Partnering for Action

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  • We are a member of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition – committing to address gender parity in corporate leadership positions. In partnership with the coalition, we’ll work to achieve gender equality throughout our leadership structure by 2030 – a critical step in ensuring diversity of thought is represented at Bunge.
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  • We signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, joining a wide range of industry leaders in pledging to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace – with the goal of building inclusive workplace environments where all employees feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

  • We are a member of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition – committing to address gender parity in corporate leadership positions. In partnership with the coalition, we’ll work to achieve gender equality throughout our leadership structure by 2030 – a critical step in ensuring diversity of thought is represented at Bunge.

  • We signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, joining a wide range of industry leaders in pledging to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace – with the goal of building inclusive workplace environments where all employees feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.
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    While our internal diversity is top-of-mind, we also have a heightened focus on diversity in the industry. We have systems in place to track our supplier diversity and Bunge is a founding member of the Together We Grow consortium, a public-private coalition between agriculture and food companies, universities, non-profits and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to focus on addressing diversity and inclusion within the agriculture and food sectors in the United States. The coalition was launched approximately five years ago after industry leaders and consortium companies got together and recognized that while it’s important for each company to focus on these issues, it could be more impactful if we coordinated our efforts and shared best practices. Our Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Deborah Borg, serves as the current co-lead for the group’s board of directors.

      

    Cultivating belonging

    Through grassroots initiatives, our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our culture of diversity and inclusion by providing employees with opportunities to network internally, attract a diverse employee base, and to create opportunities for mentoring & career development. 

    • Women of Bunge (WOB)
    • Proud & Allied (P&A)
    • Veterans Network (VetNet)
    • Asian Professionals of Bunge (APB)
    • Bunge Global Black Network (BGBN)