Inclusive Workplace & Diversity
The Key Ingredient: Inclusion
In our business, Agrium employees interact with people who have backgrounds from around the world – including but not limited to growers, engineers, retailers, customers and business partners. This is one of the reasons why we value employees that contribute to our understanding of different educational backgrounds, cultures, ages and languages. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce helps Agrium communicate more effectively and adds to its business success.
An Inclusive Culture
We believe our success is tied to maintaining and enhancing an inclusive culture at Agrium. This means people are valued because of, and not in spite of, their differences. Diversity is a collective mixture of visible differences and similarities such as age, gender or race and not-so-visible dimensions such as culture, work style, lifestyle or education. To learn about how this may apply to you click on the icons below for further explanation.
How Agrium Encourages Inclusion:
As a top employer, Agrium has policies in place that promote acceptance. We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying in our workplaces. We build a respectful climate where we value diversity, leverage all talents, hear all perspectives and strive to recognize and develop each person to their full potential. We encourage our employees to be accepting of all and we take violations of our Code of Business Ethics very seriously. At Agrium, we believe all employees are responsible for creating a fair and equitable environment that will foster trust and a fair sense of accomplishment.
Cultural Knowledge & Fluency
How to Build an Inclusive Environment in your Community
Inclusiveness can flourish in a diverse community if every individual takes the time to learn about others around them. Here are a few ways to encourage an inclusive environment in your community.
- Become involved in organizations that serve diverse needs
- Look for new opportunities to share your cultural background, abilities, language or perspective with others
- Teach your children to be accepting of people from all backgrounds and abilities
- Take a class to learn a new language or cuisine
- Visit a place of prayer for a different religion
- Attend a cultural event different from your own background
- Question what you see or hear in the media