Veritas CEO Greg Hughes joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge

Greg Hughes inclusion commitment.jpgVeritas CEO, Greg Hughes, joins the company's International Women's Day 2019 events with a commitment to celebrating women's achievements in the workplace.

Veritas has joined the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As one of more than 550 CEOs who have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, CEO, Greg Hughes, has committed himself and Veritas to the meaningful pledge.

By signing, Veritas commits to taking action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected – where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The coalition of more than 550 CEO signatories, including Hughes, have already shared over 500 actions they are undertaking at their companies, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.

bay-area-erg-fair 1 teaser.jpgVeritas Employee Resource Group leaders join in a group photo at this year's ERG Fair at Veritas Headquarters.“I am proud that Veritas is committing to cultivating a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, and share perspectives,” says Hughes.

Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A recent study found 85 percent of those surveyed reported diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.

Parade2018.5.JPGMembers of #TeamVtas walk the 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade, celebrating the culture of inclusion at Veritas Technologies.CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is cultivating a "new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing." The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.

Veritas initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion
Veritas strives to attract and fully engage diverse and talented individuals to contribute to company growth and put Veritas at the forefront of its industry. Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.

While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, Veritas embraces a broader definition of diversity which also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. The Veritas definition also includes diversity of thought: ideas, perspectives, and values. Veritas’ goal is to build a work environment where all employees are valued for their differences and unique perspectives.

One example of this shared charge is the establishment of Employee Resource Groups, with more than 40 chapters across the company's global offices. Veritas ERGs promote a culture of diversity and inclusion while providing a forum for women and minorities to achieve their full potential and be empowered to succeed.

Learn more about Veritas’ diversity and inclusion initiatives in the company's Corporate Responsibility report.