As part of our Company’s efforts to be as inclusive as possible, in 2018 we began offering an unconscious bias training course to employees, starting in the U.S. The training aims to provide simple steps to better enable employees to recognize and mitigate unconscious bias, and it gives employees practical ways to be inclusive every day, including guidance on fostering open, productive conversations.
This training complements our other investments to create a welcoming workplace, and those combined efforts support our broader goal to increase our employees’ feeling of inclusion at work. Beginning in 2016, we incorporated an Inclusion Index into our biannual employee survey to help measure the extent to which employees feel proud, accepted and valued at work. As of 2018, the result was approximately 76%. Our goal is to increase the Inclusion Index result to 80% by 2020.
We are also committed to generating greater awareness of the importance of an inclusive workplace and greater accountability from all leaders in creating and sustaining it. We are proud that our efforts to advance LGBTQ equality have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and we are committed to continuing to build a diverse and inclusive workplace.