Inclusion & Diversity

People are at the center of everything we do---from our employees to our customers, suppliers, and the communities where we operate.

Because we value our people and understand the importance of having numerous perspectives at the table, we involve a community of Dot employees and partners across the nation in our inclusion and diversity (I&D) efforts.

The impact of this work is clear: Our employees are more informed and confident about having diversity discussions without needing a diversity leader in the room. And we continue to break through hiring barriers to multiply the talent coming in, develop more inclusive leadership, and create environments where everyone can thrive.

Diversity Leadership Group (DLG)

Our Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) directs the company's initiatives to support inclusiveness and increase the diversity of our employees.

DLG also proudly supports the ongoing efforts of these Dot Foods groups:

  • Women's Leadership Group (WLG)

Established with the goal to increase gender diversity at Dot, this group's members serve three-year terms and work on subcommittees that lead key initiatives such as professional development and work-life balance.

  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Our seven ERGs assist in achieving our inclusion, employee engagement, and retention goals. We leverage our employees' unique strengths, views, and experiences to provide research, innovation, cultural insights, and access to networks.

  • Diversity Oversight Group

The Illinois Warehouse Diversity Oversight Group drives initiatives to increase and enhance I&D in the warehouse, including the establishment of the Light Pick Zone and recruitment of English Language Learners.

  • Women of the Warehouse

Women of the Warehouse (WOW) is a team of women and men that supports the increasing number of women and other diverse individuals joining our workforce. This team also offers development opportunities and focuses on female retention and recruitment.

I&D Hallmarks

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive and diverse work environment in every location and at every level of our company. We have identified these Inclusion & Diversity Hallmarks as an expectation for all employees:

Choosing your words • Leaving no one behind • Speaking up • Encouraging all to succeed • Showing curiosity • Including our business partners 

Embracing Our Differences

At Dot Foods, every single person's contributions matter. To help celebrate our employees' unique backgrounds and talents, we put together this video, "Everyone Matters."

Measuring Our Progress

Throughout our I&D journey, we track our progress in many ways, including:

  • Increased diversity at various management levels
  • Collecting data on hiring, promoting, and retaining groups of diverse employees
  • Gauging employee perceptions via surveys

Diversity Champions

Our Diversity Champions are employees who use their training in unconscious bias, micro-behaviors, and bystander intervention to create awareness and affect change through discussion and action. 

Each DC has at least one main Point of Contact (POC), and we have over 100 Champions companywide.

Join Our Team

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a company that values you and your ideas, come work at Dot Foods. From full-time to part-time to warehouse and office positions, we have opportunities for every career path.