Inclusion is built into our HR programs and processes, from seeking diverse candidates for our intern and recruiting programs, to a bi-annual gender pay equity review that is reported to our board of directors. 

In addition, our commitment to total associate engagement helps ensure that every associate is involved so they can do their best work and help the company do its best work too.

At Zurn, we have zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, experience, national origin, style and cultural background. 

We are committed to maintaining a zero-tolerance policy through continuing to develop new practices that are aimed at supporting inclusion and equity. For example, during the first quarter of 2021, we introduced two new training modules into our annual Code of Conduct training. We’re now taking the next step by having all managers participate in additional education on inclusive leadership, the two Diversity & Inclusion modules being “Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace” and “Leading Diversity.” These modules demonstrate best practices on how to be an inclusive leader, as well as how to manage and leverage diversity to benefit associates, customers, and the organization. We also have hosted Listening Sessions throughout the past year, which involved dialogue with broad and diverse groups of associates, including those who identify as Black, LatinX, LGBTQ+, Asian, Women, Disabled, Veterans, Men, Early Career Professionals, and more. These discussions were centered around our Core Values and Diversity & Inclusion specifically, reflecting Zurn’s ongoing commitment to cultivating an inclusive workplace environment.  

 

Supporting an Inclusive Community 

Zurn also works to support inclusion within our community by participating in leadership initiatives that celebrate diversity and support diverse perspectives.

For the past two years, we have been a sponsor of the Women of Influence Symposium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which gathers hundreds of rising women leaders for education and networking opportunities.

We joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in 2018, becoming a member of the Leadership Council in 2019. Our participation has included taking part in the Chamber’s job fair.

We also recognize the value of diversity at the leadership level. Moving forward, we are continuing our focus on recruiting Board members with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

To learn more about how Zurn upholds our sustainably inspired mission, view all of our People stories.