Diversity, Equity,
& Inclusion

Diversity, Equity,
& Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce and supplier base is a critical component of Valvoline’s ability to sustain a leading position in our markets. We’re advancing those efforts by implementing new initiatives and continually exploring ways to make improvements.





Joining the Valvoline Team
Valvoline’s efforts to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace continued to expand in 2020. Our recruiters utilize strategic sourcing tools and methods to help ensure a more inclusive candidate pipeline. Today’s recruits actively seek environments that value a diverse and inclusive culture, and we let our recruits hear that directly from our team members by delivering improved authenticity with the addition of employee video storytelling technology. Creating a positive and inclusive culture is a company-wide commitment that’s driven from the top down.

“Candidates actively seek authenticity throughout their recruitment journey and the promise of a positive and inclusive culture from potential employers. Valvoline can deliver both.”

Jon Caldwell, Valvoline SVP, Chief People Officer

Recruiting videos that spotlight Valvoline’s diverse workforce are an important feature on our careers website.

Recognition Spotlight
Brandie Dawson, Director Global Talent Acquisition was a finalist in 2020 for HRO Today’s Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual leader for innovative practices and excellence in talent acquisition, including work within areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis.

“It was an honor to have been nominated for such a prestigious award and validates the efforts Valvoline is making to improve our candidate and new hire experience. I share this recognition with the entire Valvoline talent acquisition team.”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
The unique characteristics that define each of our team members collectively shape our culture at Valvoline, and the innovative ideas that make our company great are born from an acceptance and appreciation of broad perspectives. To advance a wider range of thinking and approaches to business, Valvoline activated a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council in 2020.

Our objective is to continue to cultivate an environment where each team member feels valued, engaged and inspired to give their best—and to create more opportunities for all employees to advance their careers. Specifically, the Council will formalize Valvoline’s DEI mission and values, help to improve our diverse talent acquisition and onboarding programs, reinvigorate our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and expand our DEI efforts across Valvoline’s international operations.

“I’m proud to be a part of a company that emphasizes the importance of and its commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. I look forward to seeing the Council’s work evolve to further strengthen this priority for the organization.”

Michele Sparks, Valvoline Senior Director, Communications & Talent Acquisition



Learn More In Our 2020 CSR Report

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