Rooted in the organization's core values of integrity, people, and teamwork, JDI strives to ensure that all employees are treated with fairness and respect
J.D. Irving, Limited has been awarded Atlantic Business Magazine’s Employers of Diversity Award for the second year. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“The focus at JDI is on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, appreciated, and encouraged to show up as their true self and contribute fully,” says Linda Speedy, J.D. Irving, Limited’s Vice President, Human Resources in Saint John.
JDI places immense importance on fostering a culture of belonging and inclusion within its workforce. Rooted in the organization’s core values of integrity, people, and teamwork, JDI strives to ensure that all employees are treated with fairness and respect. An inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and valued enhances employee experiences, ultimately driving attraction and retention.
“In our ‘Road Map to Inclusion’ Strategy, we emphasize the importance of developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) skill sets, which led to the launch of a DEI certificate program for all employees,” highlights Jessica Madia, Director of Diversity, and Inclusion. Since 2020, 5,200+ employees participated in DEI training opportunities.
As JDI continues its DEI journey, it remains committed to strengthening communities across its operations. The company has introduced Employee Resource Groups to support traditionally marginalized groups and foster a sense of belonging among employees. JDI actively seeks opportunities to sponsor and participate in community events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
J.D. Irving, Limited’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive workplace sets an example for other organizations, highlighting the significance of fostering belonging, diversity and respect.
Source: JD Irving