Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)

Our global employees are the bedrock of our success. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce built on the foundation that all employees treat each other with respect and dignity, and that everyone feels safe bringing their authentic selves to work every day.

2021 Highlights

International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge Celebration featured a variety of keynote speakers and global programs. The events focused on powerful conversations about accelerating gender parity, and to commemorate the cultural, and socioeconomic achievements of women.

PRIDE month hosted by the PRIDE ERG featured guest speaker Una Nowling, who spoke about Crossing the Gender Divide in STEM: Insight and experience from a Transgender Engineer. This discussion shared findings and personal stories from her journey across the gender divide in STEM.

Black History month, hosted by the African Heritage Forum ERG, facilitated transparent discussions regarding race relations, COVID, and the power of the vote to empower communities.

Workforce Diversity Training

Creating A True Culture of Inclusion

Creating a true culture of inclusion is one of our biggest priorities. Training and education are at the heart of these efforts, which is why we invest so heavily in diversity training for all employees, including specialized training for our people leaders.

Building on the strength of our partnership with MindGym, a leading psychology-based training and development company, we’ve continued to refine our company-wide DE&I training by focusing on behaviors that lead to inclusivity. This training was coupled with tools and resources for leaders at Wabtec to help make diversity and inclusion a lasting conversation. And we’ve seen widespread adoption of this program across our company with more than 5,000 salaried Wabtec employees participating in this training globally, a 17% increase since our 2021 Sustainability Report.

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salaried Wabtec employees participated in DE&I training globally, a 17% increase since our 2021 Sustainability Report

Fostering a Supportive Work Environment

A Culture of Belonging

At Wabtec, we strive every day to be a fair, equitable, diverse and inclusive company. We are building a culture where YOU can be YOU – a place where our differences are not only acknowledged but celebrated. We are not all the same. We are people with disabilities, diverse backgrounds and different identities. This is one of our greatest strengths. Wabtec is an inclusive workplace where our collective experiences foster greater creativity and innovation. Working together as One Wabtec we will revolutionize the way the world moves for future generations.

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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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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.

Here are a few examples of how Wabtec stepped up to support our communities over the past year.