IBM Workforce Diversity Policy
Business activities such as hiring, training, compensation, promotions, transfers, terminations and IBM-sponsored social and recreational activities are conducted without discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
These business activities and the design and administration of IBM benefit plans comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those dealing with equal opportunity. IBM also makes accommodation for religious observances, which IBM determines reasonable. In respecting and valuing the diversity among our employees and all those with whom we do business, managers are expected to ensure that there is a work environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.
To provide equal opportunity and affirmative action for applicants and employees, IBM carries out programs on behalf of women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended. This includes outreach as well as human resource programs that ensure equity in compensation and opportunity for growth and development.
Effective management of our workforce diversity policy is an important strategic objective. Every IBM manager is expected to abide by this policy and uphold the company's commitment to workforce diversity.
IBM Diversity & Inclusion (PDF, 146KB) – Download a copy of our Diversity brochure.
Committed to Equal Opportunity – Learn more about IBM‘s long-term commitment to equal opportunity
IBM‘s commitment to diversity– A letter from our Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty
Diversity Heritage Find out more about IBM‘s diversity journey