Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

We know that to truly live our value, “Inclusion Makes Us Stronger,” we need to be thoughtful and build a sustainable approach with specific objectives, measurable outcomes and clear expectations for leaders and associates. Led by our Office of Inclusion and with oversight from the Human Capital and Compensation Committee of the Bath & Body Works Board of Directors, the enterprise strategy has five key pillars: recruitment, education & development, retention & engagement, community and business.

Guiding Principles

  • Achieve a diverse community in which all associates are treated fairly and respectfully, with equal access to opportunities and resources, allowing them to contribute fully to the company’s success
  • Provide development that brings awareness to and educates associates on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Foster a culture that is antiracist, consists of active allies, embraces social change, takes action and is accountable

Overarching Goals

  • Increase the diversity of candidate slates and hires for all roles
  • Develop, deploy and ensure completion of required learning at all levels
  • Improve retention of diverse associates at all levels. Monitor culture change and employee satisfaction through survey results
  • Increase volunteerism and giving to organizations targeting racial equity and social justice
  • Increase spend with minority-owned third-party companies