Moving forward, holding ourselves accountable

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

A diverse workforce makes an innovative workplace. An inclusive, a resilient one. Together, an unstoppable community.  

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment through the D&I Council - a group of employees championing change within BDP.  

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

ONE BDP

We are taking action as ONE BDP to foster an environment that celebrates and welcomes everyone by furthering awareness, partnering with organizations in our industry and communities that share our beliefs, and ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive both personally and professionally within the BDP community. 

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Our commitments 

  • Applying principles of equity and social justice for equal employment opportunities of qualified individuals of all backgrounds. 

  • Recruiting, engaging, retaining, supporting, and developing underrepresented and diverse employees. 

  • Partnering with communities and businesses that support our diversity and inclusion commitments. 

  • Holding ourselves accountable as each of us play a crucial role in advancing D&I.

Promoting cultural awareness and inclusivity by: 

  • Promoting a collaborative work environment where all employees participate and contribute. 

  • Providing a safe space for all employees to express themselves and exchange ideas. 

  • Encouraging employees to be open and engaging around the perspectives and experiences of others. 

D& I in Action

BDP is committed to advance diversity, inclusion and equity within the organization through two key strategic alliances - the D&I Steering Committee and the D&I Council. The Diversity Council is a diversity accelerator consisting of a group of employees, backed and supported by the Steering Committee which consists of key stakeholders within BDP:

  • Rich Bolte, Chairman & CEO

  • Mike Andaloro, President & COO

  • Hector Gonzalez, Managing Director, North America

  • Kathy Harper, Chief Financial Officer

  • Brian Kautz, Chief Information Officer

  • Kara Lafty, Director of Marketing

  • Marcia Lyssy, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Sara Nixson, Human Resources Manager

  • Robert Peace, Logistics Coordinator

  • Jackie Reeves, Consultant, Nyman Group

  • Marian Stevenson, VP Global Accounts

The Council meets once a month to discuss and push forward work that fosters real change through a bold strategic roadmap concentrating on: 

  • Driving equity by increasing representation and establishing unbiased succession planning and recruiting practices within the organization. 

  • Educating our employees and stakeholders through workshops and training around key DEI Topics.

  • Developing KPIs and a balanced scorecard to hold ourselves accountable for progress. 

  • Fostering and promoting an inclusive culture, leadership and work environment.