Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Wabtec, our roughly 27,000 employees are the bedrock of our success. Collectively, they are taking on some of the world’s toughest transportation challenges through the creation of advanced technologies, next-generation manufacturing, and sustainable innovation.

In addition, we are committed to making the world better. It’s been our goal – and part of our business – for over 150 years to do well by doing good in the communities where we operate. To have meaningful, sustainable impact, we take a holistic approach to engaging our communities through charitable and philanthropic efforts and explore ways to amplify our impact by engaging our team members as volunteers.

Fostering a Supportive Work Environment

A Culture of Belonging

At Wabtec, we create leading-edge transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Diversity and inclusion are key pillars in our ability to deliver on this mission and change the face of our industry.

With the help and leadership of our seven global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are led and managed by Wabtec employees, we are fostering a workplace where employees treat each other with respect and dignity, diverse perspectives are sought and encouraged, and everyone feels safe bringing their authentic selves to work. In doing so, we aim to retain and attract diverse talent, grow our team through leadership development opportunities, invest in the communities in which we operate, and advance a culture of belonging.

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Employee Resource Groups

Wabtec’s Employee Resource Groups – open to all employees – play a big role in amplifying these efforts. These groups include:

  • African Heritage Forum
  • Asian Pacific Forum
  • Hispanic & Latino Forum
  • PRIDE Forum
  • MyAbilities Forum
  • Women of Wabtec Forum
  • Veterans Forum
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Workforce Diversity Training

Engaging & Developing Employees

Education is a significant driver of inclusion and the reason Wabtec invested heavily in diversity training for all employees over the last year, including specialized training for people leaders. Partnering with MindGym, a leading psychology-based training and developing company, Wabtec’s training program worked to build a Company-wide D&I foundation by focusing on the behaviors that lead to inclusivity. The training was coupled with tools and resources for people leaders to help make diversity and inclusion part of a long-term conversation rather than a one-time training.

In 2021 more than

4,000

Wabtec employees participated
in Diversity and Inclusion training

The Wabtec Foundation

Caring for Our Communities

For over 150 years, Wabtec has been driven by a commitment to have meaningful, sustainable impact in the communities where we live and work. Key to this focus is a holistic approach to how we invest in our communities that spans direct grants from the Wabtec Foundation, employee matched gifts, educational scholarships, United Way programs, and employee volunteerism.

In a year filled with natural disasters, a renewed focus on social and racial justice, and a one-of-akind global pandemic, it was even more critical to live up to our values. Here are several stories of how Wabtec stepped up in the face of disaster.