To continue to attract and retain a qualified and talented workforce, Norfolk Southern established a corporate Diversity Council over a decade ago, engaging employees across the network to implement diversity initiatives and serve as ambassadors. However, in a company with operations in 22 states, NS decided to localize its diversity and inclusion efforts for greater impact.
To empower employees to initiate diversity and inclusion efforts at the local level, NS created local Diversity & Inclusion councils in all nine operating divisions and the Atlanta and Norfolk offices.
By creating local Diversity & Inclusion councils in every division and office, we can support specific diversity and inclusion efforts in every part of our company and promote an inclusive work environment.
I am confident that with the input and participation of NS employees, this targeted approach will have a lasting impact on all personally and professionally.