Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity of people.
Diversity of thought.
A smarter planet for everyone.


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, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or status as a protected veteran under the law. IBM is also committed to 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 reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability and religious observances.

In respecting and valuing the diversity among our employees and all those with whom we do business, managers are expected to foster 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 under the law. 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.

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