BOSTON, Mass. – November 17, 2021 – Salsify, the Commerce Experience Management (CommerceXM) platform empowering brand manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to win on the digital shelf, announced the findings of an inaugural report, “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Leading With Equity.”
This landmark report is a critical first step to outline Salsify’s ED&I strategy that includes four essential pillars: attraction, recruitment, development, and retention.
Additionally, the report benchmarks Salsify’s current ED&I progress and sets aggressive goals. For example, by 2024 Salsify is committed to:
“The U.S. population is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever, a trend that is expected to continue for decades,” said Jason Purcell, CEO, Salsify. “At the same time, there have been no shortages of examples that demonstrate our communities haven’t kept pace with these shifts. We’ve spent the last year examining these events in the context of our company and our employees and are committed to elevating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a business imperative.”
“In the past year, we’ve invested in creating a strong foundation of ED&I awareness,” said Colleen Habeski, Chief People Officer, Salsify “Now, we’re committed to adding to that foundation by working to ensure a sense of belonging for all employees. We’re committed to being an organization that tackles complex problems and empowers our people.”
Initial Salsify investments for reaching these goals include:
As a result of the partnership with Hack.Diversity, Salsify hired new employees, including Gilberto Del Busto. After a 10-year career as a successful accountant, Gilberto wanted a change. He took several self-study workshops to learn software development and enrolled in the eight-month Hack.Diversity Program.
“When I started at Salsify I felt that I struck gold,” said Del Busto. “From my experience as a consultant and seeing different companies, I could not believe how such a successful and relatively new company can be full of amazing people, and show so much care for their employees. Salsify is full of amazing talent, everyone is so smart, humble, and willing to help each other grow.”
“One size no longer fits all in creating high-performing teams who are both engaged and focused on greater innovation,” said Tricia Montalvo Timm, Salsify Board Member. “Diversity of people, background, experience, and perspective form a proven approach to help organizations excel.”
For additional information and to read the full report, visit www.salsify.com/resources/salsify-equity-diversity-inclusion.
Salsify helps brand manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in over 80 countries collaborate to win on the digital shelf. The company’s Commerce Experience Management (CommerceXM) platform serves as the system of record for products, accelerates time to market for products, facilitates cross-team and cross-organization collaboration at scale, and provides the insights needed to optimize product pages across channels continuously. The result is shopper-centric, frictionless, and memorable commerce experiences. Great commerce experiences that are delivered efficiently improve brand trust, amplify product differentiation and assortments, increase conversion rate, improve profit margins, and speed time to market. Learn how the world’s largest brands, including Mars, L'Oreal, Coca-Cola, Bosch, and GSK, as well as retailers and distributors such as E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Metro, and Intermarché use Salsify every day to stand out on the digital shelf.
Ron Favali, Salsify