HOUSTON—Orion Engineered Carbons' CEO Corning Painter has joined more than 2,000 other chief executive officers from 85 industries by signing the CEO action for diversity and inclusion pledge.
The campaign is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, according to a Sept. 13 statement by the carbon black manufacturer.
"I am committed to cultivating a work environment where our employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, share perspectives and solutions are found," Painter said.
Some specific commitments include establishing trust for difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion; expanding unconscious bias education in the workplace; and sharing best practices as well as unsuccessful efforts.
As part of the pledge, the company will also create "strategic diversity and inclusion plans" in concert with its board of directors.
By signing on to the commitments, Orion said it was committing to taking further steps towards building an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.