Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity of thought.
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IBM's Commitment to Diversity

The employees of IBM represent a talented and diverse workforce. Achieving the full potential of this diversity is a business priority that is fundamental to our competitive success. A key element in our workforce diversity programs is IBM's long-standing commitment to equal opportunity.

IBM’s business activities and benefit plans comply with all applicable laws, including those addressing equal opportunity. Activities such as hiring, promotion, and compensation of employees, are conducted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. IBM makes reasonable accommodations available where the Company believes they are appropriate to enable employees with disabilities and others to effectively perform their jobs. IBM fosters a working environment that is free of all forms of harassment out of respect for our employees and all those with whom we do business.

This policy is based on sound business judgment and anchored in our IBM Values. Every manager in IBM is expected to abide by our policy, and all applicable laws on this subject, and to uphold IBM’s commitment to workforce diversity.

Virginia M. Rometty
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer