Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A diverse workforce

As a global company, Lexmark’s goal is to have a highly diverse and vibrant workplace that understands and is responsive to the needs of our employees, customers, and partners around the world. We are proactive in making our workplace one that is inclusive and allows each employee the opportunity to bring their complete self to work. 

As a continued commitment to a workforce that represents our global communities, we have set the following diverse workforce goals to achieve by 2030: 


 

Our stance on racism

Lexmark condemns racial injustice and violence, and we acknowledge that the institution of racism still permeates our culture. Each of us has a responsibility to end discrimination and promote healing. Lexmark commits to doing our part today and every day.

A unified vision

Lexmark's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts are supported by a Diversity Advisory Council and Diversity Network Groups (DNGs). Our DNGs are instrumental in advising and supporting these efforts. Each entity works in partnership with the others to reframe the current initiatives around diversity worldwide. Our Diversity Mission Statement is aligned with the ideal future state of diversity at Lexmark. The mission statement encourages our employees to embrace the individuality of thought and background as a means of creating success for our workforce, our customers, and our stakeholders. These practices help us operate with one unified vision — using the individual talents of our diverse workforce to their full potential. Respecting diversity fosters good relations within the company as well as in the communities in which we live and work.

Our DNGs are employee groups created to foster a more inclusive environment through networking, employee and community engagement, recruiting efforts, and diversity awareness. DNGs are established through a grassroots process whereby employees recruit members, design a mission statement, and develop programming and events to help advance the mission. Each DNG offers a space where employees can benefit from a supportive network as well as celebrate and share their cultures and individuality with others.

DEI strategic plan

Lexmark began implementing a DEI strategic plan in 2021, including DEI goals and defined actions the organization will take to achieve them.

  1. Ensure Leadership Commitment – Leaders should demonstrate their commitment and accountability for modeling behavior that advances DEI.
  2. Cultivate and Support an Inclusive Culture – Grow and promote an inclusive culture that maximizes the talent, skills and diversity within the Lexmark community leading to authentic, empowered participation and a true sense of belonging.
  3. Build and Maintain a Diverse Workforce - Identify, attract, and retain a pipeline of diverse and qualified candidates with a wealth of experience and talent through targeted outreach, recruitment, and selection.

The plan includes regular review of progress toward meeting those goals and incorporating employee feedback on the strategies designed to help meet these goals. Employee surveys, workforce data, employee engagement, and external DEI evaluations and recognitions help assess our success in meeting our DEI goals. 

Mission statement for diversity and inclusion at Lexmark

We, the employees of Lexmark, value and respect our individual differences. We foster an open and inclusive environment that not only embraces new and alternative ideas, but seeks them out at all levels. This appreciation of diversity is vital to attract, retain and develop employees to their full potential. A diverse global workforce that mirrors our customers and the communities where we do business will lead to greater success for our customers, our employees and our stakeholders. We each take responsibility to make this happen.
 

 





   
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European Diversity Charter
Lexmark sites in France, Germany and Spain have signed the European Diversity Charter, committing to ban discrimination in the workplace and create diversity. Joining the charter provides benefits such as offering challenges and new opportunities in the field of diversity and sharing knowledge and best practices with other businesses.