Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees can contribute, thrive and grow.

We strive to create a safe and open environment where everyone is supported to contribute to our success and have an impact – where everyone feels accepted, respected and valued. These differences allow for better decision-making, drive innovative thinking, and inspire collaboration to better serve our customers. Our goal is to ensure that all employees experience our workplace as a welcoming, equitable and respectful environment where everyone can achieve their true potential.

How We Define Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Diversity.  All the ways that we differ. It includes visible differences such as age, gender, ethnicity and physical appearance, as well as underlying differences such as education, thinking styles, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation.
  • Equity.  A fair and equitable workplace. Providing each individual with what they need in order to have an equal opportunity to succeed.
  • Inclusion.  An environment where differences are valued; where everyone has the opportunity to develop skills and talents consistent with our values and business objectives. The aim is to make Cabot an organization where people feel involved and respected – where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are leveraged to create business value. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DE&I is embedded in our culture, our core values, and our sustainability agenda. Our 2025 Sustainability Goals include: 
  • We will foster an environment where employees report high levels of inclusion and support for their professional development.
  • We will increase diverse representation in leadership and professional roles.

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Our Actions

Three core guiding principles that direct our actions:

  • We need both diversity and inclusion (DE&I) working together to maximize the benefits for employees and the Company.
  • DE&I is best supported by a dual focus on global and local approaches. 
  • DE&I must be integrated into our culture, our daily practices and behaviors.

We continue to evolve our practices and approach to advance our DE&I efforts, continuously listening and learning to our employees and external best practices. Foundational elements to our approach include:

  • Our global DE&I Council, made up of a diverse cross-representation of our businesses, functions and regions, serve as activists to inform our DE&I strategy, help shape our policies and practices, and engage in global and local efforts to help us achieve our goals. 
  • Unconscious bias training as a core focus for all leaders.
  • Evaluating our practices and policies to ensure they are fair, equitable and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. 
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help provide a sense of community, raise awareness, support recruitment and development efforts and sponsor community outreach efforts. 
  • Charitable giving and community engagement. The Cabot Corporation Foundation supports approximately $1 million in charitable giving each year, supporting both global causes (e.g., community success, STEM and literacy education, and support human services programs) and local community engagement.  
  • Local engagement of our employees across our sites worldwide. We recognize diversity can mean different things across our global community. While we pursue common DE&I goals together, we also encourage our teams to identify and act on what is most meaningful to them locally.