Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In an increasingly competitive and transparent supply chain sector, it’s our people – rather than technology or capital investment – who are often the source of our biggest breakthroughs and innovative advancements. This requires unlocking the power of their diverse backgrounds, experiences and points of view. To leverage this diversity, we have developed an internal IDEA Council to help create an inclusive work environment and expanded our recruitment efforts for underrepresented groups. We’re proud to have received multiple awards in 2021 that reflect our dedication to creating an inclusive workplace.
Crowley’s IDEA Council (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Action) includes members representing a wide range of career levels, locations, experiences, and departments. They are charged with researching, developing, and proposing mechanisms that will help create a supportive and inclusive work environment where people are empowered to succeed. Their work is focused on growth in our business, performance and innovation in our workforce culture, and talent attraction, development and retention.
In 2021, we implemented a new recruiting system for the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Scholarship Fund with a heavy emphasis on evaluating new cadets through a more holistic application process. By requiring essays as part of their applications, recruits can demonstrate their knowledge of DEI in the maritime industry through the lens of their own personal background and experiences. Last year, the percentage of female cadets amongst winners jumped from 6% to 40%.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Platinum 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion award recognizes our efforts to increase veteran representation through hiring, ongoing training, and integration programs for the second year in a row. Similarly, the 2021 Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation award from the Women in Trucking Association’s magazine reflects our ambition to create a corporate environment where women can not only thrive but assume key leadership positions.
If you want a career that is challenging, energizing, and rewarding, we hope you will consider joining our team as we continue to provide exemplary and innovative services worldwide.
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