Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette on the Importance of Diversity
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A Message from Macy's, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette

At Macy’s, Inc., we are committed to diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our business. Guided by our Corporate Values — Acceptance, Respect, Integrity and Giving Back — we know that we are at our best when our business fully reflects the rich diversity of our colleagues, customers and, communities.

To advance this work at Macy’s we focus on five areas that are critical to our growth and success:

  • Ensuring Merchandising and Supplier Diversity
  • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
  • Reflecting the Diversity of our Customers in our Marketing
  • Engaging our Community Partners
  • Driving Proactive Customer Inclusion Initiatives

Our vendor relationships are an important aspect of our diversity and inclusion strategy. To be the best at what we do, we must continue to support the next generation of minority and women-owned businesses and diverse vendors by ensuring they are integrated into our merchandising and business development strategies. We also continue to build a viable pipeline of diverse vendors through ongoing training and development, by establishing new relationships and partner opportunities, through new retail models like The Market @ Macy’s, and by focusing on establishing a meaningful presence in our various distribution channels – in store, online and on our mobile app.

While work remains, I am grateful for what my colleagues have accomplished and am energized by their dedication to this work. To our customers, communities and other stakeholders, you have my pledge that diversity and inclusion will continue to be business imperatives at Macy’s, aligned with our priorities and integrated into all areas of our company.

Jeff Gennette
Chairman and CEO
Macy’s, Inc.