Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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We strive to create an environment where all employees have a sense of belonging regardless of any dimension of difference, including ability, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, or other status protected by federal, state, or local law. We are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects our diverse world through a range of programs to broaden diversity and ensure fairness across our global enterprise. We have a process in place to review and monitor pay, reviews, and promotions of protected classes at time of hire, during midyear/annual review process, and at time of promotion. We believe these efforts also help us understand and attract more diverse consumers and employees.
In 2022, we made progress toward our goal to diversify our vice presidents, with 25% of new hires at this level being diverse candidates. Progress has been more gradual in diversifying our district manager team, but we are working with our field team to identify markets that can widen our talent pool for future roles.
We are diversifying our leadership to help us better serve Millennial and Gen Z consumers, the most diverse in the country's history, by:
  • Enhancing opportunity by developing a pipeline of successors for key positions through recruiting, formal succession planning, mentorship programs, and development strategies.
  • Expanding partnerships with organizations that help us create diverse candidate slates and train recruiters.
As part of our commitment to transparency, and based on feedback from our stakeholders, we have published our most recent EEO-1 Report on our website.
In 2022, we conducted two market tests to validate Carter’s business opportunity among African American and Hispanic consumers. Results from these tests will help us execute a hyper-targeted, culturally relevant, insights-driven plan to drive inclusion and representation among multicultural customers.
Carter’s is committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial business opportunities for companies owned by women, minorities, veterans, or people who have disabilities or are LGBTQ+. In 2022 we took the first step in developing our supplier diversity program, with a focus on increasing shareholder value, driving innovation and creating positive economic impact in the communities we serve. We spent $13.9 million with suppliers with diverse ownership in 2022. Our Strategic Procurement and Diversity & Inclusion teams continue to develop policies and processes to increase our reach to diverse owned companies and are committed to tracking and disclosing our progress in future reports.