June 26, 2017
Herbalife Continues Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Global nutrition company Herbalife announced today that in its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and in recognition of the contributions diverse communities have made to society, the company is supporting two impactful initiatives: the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ and the “I Am an Immigrant” public awareness campaign.
The Los Angeles-based company has an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, with women making up 46 percent of the company’s managers and above worldwide, and 52 percent of its managers and above in the U.S. are persons of color.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
Reaffirming the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, CEO Richard P. Goudis is one of the business leaders signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a collaboration between more than 150 CEOs pledging to make their companies places where individual experiences and perspectives are welcomed, and employees feel empowered to discuss inclusion and diversity.
The CEO Action initiative represents more than 50 industries across all 50 U.S. states and millions of employees globally, committing to take action to address diversity as a pressing social issue. (A full list of partners can be found at CEOaction.com.) In demonstrating its commitment to the CEO Action initiative, Herbalife pledged to take three initial action steps to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including:
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support an open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, issues surrounding diversity and inclusion, so that colleagues gain greater awareness of each other’s experiences and perspectives
- Implement and expand unconscious bias education to better facilitate open and honest conversations
- Share best known—and unsuccessful—practices in order to help each other build and improve effective diversity programs
“I believe it is important to create a great place to work with a caring and supportive environment for all of our employees,” added Goudis. “Joining this initiative is just one way we are demonstrating our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, which is essential to fostering a culture of innovation and ongoing positive change.”
“I Am an Immigrant”
Herbalife also recognizes that immigrants with diverse backgrounds have made significant contributions to American culture and community. In recognition of these contributions, and in celebration of the fourth annual Immigrant Heritage Month, the company is supporting the “I Stand with Immigrants” campaign, celebrating the contributions immigrants have made in the United States.
The “I Am an Immigrant” initiative is engaging with thousands of people across the country and bringing together more than 250 companies and non-profit organizations representing business leaders, artists, entertainers and elected officials to celebrate and lift up the critical contributions of immigrants in our communities. To learn more about Immigrant Heritage Month and the “I Stand with Immigrants” initiative, visit IAmAnImmigrant.com.
Herbalife was recently commended by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for promoting diversity and keeping Hispanic inclusion top of mind.