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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission

At Ingevity, our everyday interactions and long-term success are fueled by a vibrant, team-oriented culture with an energy that’s felt at our locations and in customer interactions across the globe. Our people have a shared understanding that it’s our individual differences helping us make a greater collective impact. At the heart of our efforts, we aim to strengthen capacity for empathy and inclusive leadership, foster a sense of community and belonging, and structure our systems, policies and processes to enable employee success.

“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, HR Service Manager

"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, Lead Development Chemist

“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, Production Manager

"I appreciate how we all come together as one team to accomplish the goals we set, from developing new products to delivering the best service our customers deserve.”

Tammy Schweiner, Sales Representative

"I like the collaboration, cohesiveness and teamwork that we all share."

Gavin Willingham, Production  Operator

“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

Programmatic Details

Driving growth and innovation through diversity, equity and inclusion

We cultivate an inclusive environment by welcoming and embracing employee differences in ways that encourage and empower confident contribution. Growing diverse representation at all levels continues to set our culture apart.

Building our programs with
empathy at the core

We prioritize opportunities for employees to listen, learn and be heard. Book discussions, an employee-focused video series, and bias awareness training are just some of the ways we work to better understand and strengthen our team.

Enabling equal opportunities through fairness and transparency

We align our systems, policies and processes so promotions, pay processes and the criteria behind them are fair and transparent. Offering competitive, inclusive benefits helps us remain a top employer for diverse talent.

Advocating in communities where
we live and operate

We are proud to be a positive influence in the communities where we operate. Our community engagement efforts focus on bringing out the best in the people and communities around us, elevating lives and creating a better future for all.

Creates pathways for underrepresented groups to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Invests in neighborhood assets in distressed areas to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development.

Provides programs and solutions to support racial equity and social justice so that children, families and communities can have a better tomorrow.

Provides free care for people with life-limiting illnesses.