As a global company with approximately 270,000 Associates, we consider inclusion and diversity to be part of who we are and core to our culture. At the Board level and throughout the organization, we strive to promote the benefits of leveraging our differences, fostering inclusion, and promoting a talented and diverse workforce.
Director Qualifications and Nominations
The Corporate Governance Committee recommends to the Board individuals to be director nominees who, in the opinion of the Committee, have high personal and professional ethics, integrity, and values; have demonstrated ability and judgment; can provide sound, expert, and prudent guidance with respect to our operations, strategy, and interests; and will be committed to collectively serving the long-term best interests of our shareholders. The Corporate Governance Committee considers a range of factors for individual candidates. These factors include professional experience, particularly in light of our business and current needs for the Board, independence, and geographic, gender, age, ethnic, and racial diversity.
The Committee seeks nominees who have established strong professional reputations with experience in substantive areas that are important to our business, such as:
- International operations and growth
- Marketing and brand management
- Sales, buying, and distribution
- Accounting, finance, and capital structure
- Succession planning
- Strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations
- Human resources and talent development practices
- Risk oversight
- Strategy, growth, and innovation