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LEVELING
the PLAYING
FIELD
Retailers and their supplier partners invest in
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs
BY Andy Nelson
A
ll along the retail grocery supply chain,
companies are stepping up their commitments
to ensuring that their employees and
customers feel protected and welcome, regardless
of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation,
religion and other identifying factors.
The Newark, Del.-based International Fresh
Produce Association works hard to cultivate an
inclusive environment and provide equal employment
opportunity to all employees and applicants for
employment, said Doug Bohr, the association's chief
education and programs officer.
It is the policy of IFPA, Bohr said, that no person shall
be discriminated against on the basis of race, color,
religion, national original, marital status, age, disability,
military status, veteran status, genetic information,
sex, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual
orientation, or any other status protected by applicable
federal, state, or local law.
When it comes to helping its members achieve their
DEI goals, IFPA hosts events and programs and offers
resources for its members to support their efforts -
both in their own companies and across the industry.
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Two of the main pillars of IFPA's DEI programming
are its Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference
and Women's Leadership Breakfast, held at the
organization's annual Global Produce & Floral Show. The
events are committed to supporting gender equity and
allyship in the produce and floral industry.
IFPA has also hosted a month of weekly Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion program featuring experts on DEI
speaking on such essential topics as
* How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Team and
Company Performance;
* Unconscious Bias and Conscious Inclusion;
* Creating a More Inclusive Culture;
* and a session in which members shared their
own experience of adopting DEI practices in their
companies.
In addition, for more than a decade, IFPA has led
talent attraction initiatives on behalf of the industry.
In 2022, for example, the association launched a
new Career Pathways Internship program with funding
from the USDA's NIFA Agriculture and Food Research
Institute. The program is a paid, 10-week internship
offered to encourage under-represented talent in
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