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Element Fleet Brings Diversity & Inclusion Expert Insights to NAFA

September 01, 2021, 07:10 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Element Fleet Management Corp. announced it has joined the educational team at the North American Fleet Association’s (NAFA) Annual Institute & Expo in Pittsburgh, PA. Sheri McGrath, Element’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion, will share expert insights and effective practices on inclusive leadership in her talk, “Are you In? Strategies for Practicing Inclusive Leadership.”

“NAFA’s theme this year is Drive the Change. At Element our Ways of Working drive our commitment to diversity and inclusion, which we see as a strategic business imperative,” said McGrath. “We are committed to lead by example by attracting and developing a diverse workforce, elevating the importance of inclusion, promoting diversity across our supply chain and giving back to our communities in a way that makes a positive impact.”

In its recently released ESG report, Element outlined the steps it has been taking to advance the knowledge base in the organization and create more inclusive spaces, including completing a company-wide D&I diagnostic to identify priorities and employee sentiment, rolling out conscious inclusion training, re-launching nine Business Resource Groups, and focusing on women and minorities in leadership. With a steady focus on continuous improvement, Element has increased employee engagement by 9 percent to 86 percent over the last two years, boosted its D&I Index to 89 percent, and surpassed its target of 30 percent women on the board of directors.

McGrath explained Element is equally focused on helping clients achieve their supplier diversity goals. “We continue to expand our diverse supplier network on behalf of our clients. In 2020, over $1.8 billion was spent with women and minority-owned suppliers. We offer customized tracking solutions to help drive and manage clients’ diverse supplier strategies.”

Element is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), and is an active corporate partner with Disability:IN Minnesota. In 2020 Element was awarded the Supplier Diversity Partner of the Year by Johnson Controls.

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