Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Burlington, we stand for equality and the dignity of each person. We specifically condemn racism, discrimination, and bigotry in all forms. We embrace the many facets of diversity that strengthen our communities and Our Burlington. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and understanding. To demonstrate our commitment to the values of DEI, and to reinforce our dedication to creating sustainable change, we are unwaveringly committed to:
- ensuring that we continue to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued, so that all feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work each day;
- providing a culture where everyone, no matter their tenure or position, is empowered to speak up regarding issues of bias, discrimination, and/or injustice;
- allocating dedicated resources to implement Burlington’s organization-wide DEI Strategic Plan;
- growing our pool of diverse talent in leadership roles through recruitment, development, and internal promotion of Associates;
- demonstrating our commitment to DEI to our customers, vendors, and partners, as well as within the diverse communities we serve; and
- modeling inclusive behaviors and holding ourselves and others accountable for advancing DEI efforts.
See our DEI Policy for more information.
We recently evolved our Inclusion and Diversity 2.0 Action Plan into a comprehensive DEI Strategic Plan, along with its own enhanced governance structure. Spearheaded by our Chief DEI Officer, the Plan incorporates Associate feedback and input from our DEI Councils.
Five Strategic Pillars
- Leadership and Workforce Diversity: leveraging data to target underrepresentation in leadership and other critical areas.
- Inclusive and Equitable Environments for Associates and Customers: ensuring that we foster inclusive and welcoming environments for all.
- Enhanced Education and Awareness: raising cultural competence and increasing inclusive behaviors through education, awareness, and experiential learning.
- Product, Vendor, and Supplier Diversity: increasing engagement with diverse vendors and expanding and diversifying our product assortment to foster more inclusive shopping experiences for our customers.
- Community Advocacy: fostering strategic partnerships with organizations focused on community vitality and empowerment.
DEI Data 20211
Please note that EEO-1 data is based on EEO data definitions
- Data is as of January 29, 2022, the last day of fiscal 2021
- Management is defined as manager in title and above.
- Senior management is defined as VP in title and above
- People of Color includes, consistent with definitions used by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the following racial and ethnic categories: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Asian; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; American Indian or Alaskan Native; and Two or More Races.
- The Company’s EEO-1 data is based on associates employed during the payroll period of October 3, 2021 through October 16, 2021. On the other hand, Burlington’s DEI Data 2021 is based on associates employed on January 29, 2022. As a result of the different time frames as well as EEO-1 data submission guidelines, Burlington’s EEO-1 data may not align with Burlington’s DEI Data 2021.