Diversity is an essential part of the way we do business at Honeywell. As a global technology leader, we have 118,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries, and every day we broaden that global presence a little bit more. Today 54 percent of our employees work outside the United States. Close to 50 percent of our sales are generated outside the U.S.
We are proud of our growing role in the global marketplace, and we recognize that key to this growth is a commitment to value and respect every employee, supplier and customer with whom we work.
Decades ago, diversity was typically defined in terms of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and disability. That focus was effective in generating awareness, expanding mindsets and opening up opportunities to all. Today’s rapidly evolving business environment requires an even more demanding definition of diversity – one that builds on those core elements and becomes ever-more inclusive.
At Honeywell, we see diversity as the foundation of a culture that promotes respect, understanding and appreciation of different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. It’s what enables our employees to generate new and better ideas faster … to collaborate and innovate more effectively … and ultimately to deliver products and services that meet the needs of our customers around the world. In all its forms, diversity provides the energy to fuel our high-performance culture and help Honeywell achieve sustainable competitive advantage.