Since launching in 2018, PRIDE at Avient has worked to create a safe and accepting environment that enables LGBTQ associates to perform to their fullest potential and contribute to the success of our company.
In 2021, PRIDE sponsored educational programming for LGBT associates and allies on topics around mental health, advocacy and allyship. PRIDE hosted a virtual National Coming Out Day and celebrated Pride Month. PRIDE also participated in and sponsored events in the community, promoting our commitment to inclusivity externally and to support our recruiting and community service efforts. In addition, PRIDE expanded to Latin America, with presence in Mexico and Brazil.
Through story telling of Avient associates, videos to celebrate events like National Coming Out Day, sponsorship of on-demand trainings to educate associates on various topics, and engagement in the community, PRIDE has reached associates in different ways to build empathy and collaboration among our workforce, teaching us to value differences in each other, while dispelling misconceptions.
For the third year in a row, Avient is proud of our perfect score of 100/100 on the Corporate Equality Index, earning us the distinction as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is the U.S.’ premier report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
“Avient encourages all associates to be themselves within the workplace and ERG groups like PRIDE provide a safe place for this to happen. The support that PRIDE receives from internal stakeholders allows associates to come together and advance equality in the workplace.”
Rochelle Richendollar, Sr. Manager, Financial Systems & Accounting
To become “the company of choice for all”
Create a safe and accepting environment that enables LGBTQ associates to perform to their fullest potential and contribute to the success of Avient
Connect LGBTQ associates and supporters to advance Avient’s diversity and inclusion vision
Build awareness and support for inclusion regarding orientation
Promote Avient externally as an inclusive company
Internal programming, networking & education
Participation and networking in external LGBTQ organizations and events
Engage in Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index process