Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Mission & Vision

Mission: At Ingevity, we are committed to fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB).  Our success is fueled by a vibrant, team-oriented culture where people understand that our individual differences make a greater collective impact in every interaction, from peer-to-peer collaboration across regions to customer engagements.  At the heart of our efforts, we aim to strengthen empathetic and inclusive leadership, cultivate a sense of safety and belonging, and structure our systems, policies and processes to enable employee success.  Working as one team, we are building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Vision: To build an inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued for their diverse experiences and backgrounds, fostering a sense of belonging.

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At Ingevity, DEIB is not just a buzzword—it's a fundamental aspect of who we are and what we stand for, and it aligns with our IngeviWay in Action culture, which has always been built on the principles of fairness, equality and respect. We know that our success is rooted in the backgrounds, experiences and identities that each person brings to the table. We firmly believe that by fostering an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, we can unlock the full potential of every employee and achieve extraordinary results together.

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"Our purpose is to purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Like the chemistries we create to solve complex customer challenges, Ingevity’s commitment to recruit and retain diverse views and foster inclusivity is the chemistry that propels our people to do their best work. Our goal is to ensure all employees have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive, realize their full potential and share in the company’s success today and well into the future."

John Fortson, President and Chief Executive Officer
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One Team — Making an Impact Together

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“When I walk along with others, I learn how to recognize and appreciate them. They help me grow and become better.”

Grace Mi, Total Rewards/HR Service Manager and HRBP for PC and Corporate Functions, APAC

"Diversity is a key to innovation. Rallying unique cultures and walks of life around one cause always yields astounding results."

Jason McMichael, Operations Systems Manager

"At Ingevity, we work together with a growth mindset and a sense of respect and care for each other. Our work has a higher purpose for our community and the environment."

Mitra Ganewatta, Principal Scientist

“The people I work with at Ingevity challenge me to continuously improve both personally and professionally and provide the support needed to get there.”

Ashley Hauser, Director, Operations Planning and Distribution

“Ingevity is a company that comes together in a challenge, which means we can accomplish tough tasks and serve our customers in the right way.”

Joel Neale, Business Manager

“It’s an exciting time to be at Ingevity. I’m really looking forward to see all the changes, growth and future opportunities take shape.”

Sean Wachtel, Shipping Area Supervisor

DEIB Framework
At Ingevity, we lead by example, starting at the top and instilling high standards with measurable goals and transparent reporting.


We are dedicated to nurturing an inclusive culture that embraces the diverse experiences and backgrounds of our employees, cultivating a feeling of belonging for everyone.


We are committed to building high-performing teams through talent attraction and retention, with equitable opportunities, skill development, and driving a One Team “inclusive” culture for all employees.


We are committed to a DEIB mindset in all interactions with customers, stakeholders, suppliers, partnership, and the communities that we live in and serve.

iWn strives to provide resources that help Ingevity employees take steps to identify and reach their potential as well as find their version of success. ​

VIBE aims to foster networking, professional development, mentoring and leadership opportunities for Black employees. ​

HOLA! advocates for the Hispanic and Latino community and leverages its unique culture as a valuable resource at Ingevity.​

iVet is an internal community of veterans, service members, allies, and families dedicated to supporting, connecting, and serving the veteran and military community to promote a culture of inclusion.