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 Global Effort

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce built on the foundation that all employees treat each another with respect and dignity, and that everyone feels safe bringing their authentic selves to work every day.

We know meaningful change starts with exceptional leadership. In 2020, Wabtec established a Diversity and Inclusion Council, led by members of Wabtec’s executive leadership team who oversee global diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives. This includes our efforts to increase representation of women globally and people of color in the U.S.

Wabtec Diversity and Inclusion - Employee Resource Groups
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
Wabtec Diversity and Inclusion - Employee Resource Groups
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 psychologybased 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.