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At Disney, inclusion is for everyone. We reimagine tomorrow as our way of amplifying underrepresented voices and untold stories as well as championing the importance of accurate representation in media and entertainment.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Walt Disney Company’s goal for a reimagined tomorrow demands transparency and accountability. From our people and culture to our content and experiences, we are working together to translate our intentions into actions.
The more our consumers worldwide are reflected in our workforce, the better we’re able to serve them authentically. When our employees perceive that Disney culture supports their professional development and advancement, they can be authentic, contribute freely, and take pride in our company.
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Our intention is to progress towards a workforce reflective of the diverse audiences we serve.
We strive to design work environments that inspire optimism and drive innovation for all employees, at all levels. And because we recognize that maintaining an inclusive, supportive workplace requires mindful attention and intention, we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our people.
Our intention is to put the responsibility for an inclusive culture in the hands of our leaders and employees through comprehensive education and engagement efforts.
We believe that forging meaningful connections with our consumers contributes to the growth and viability of the Company, so we purposefully champion a multitude of voices and perspectives.
Our intention is to broaden access and diversity in our industry by adopting inclusion standards across Disney General Entertainment and live-action Studio* productions by the end of 2022, with the goal of advancing representation in front of and behind the camera, in marketing and more.
* Disney General Entertainment is the collection of The Walt Disney Company’s entertainment and news properties across a portfolio of television brands and businesses, including ABC Entertainment, ABC Signature, ABC News, Freeform, ONYX Collective, Twentieth Television Studios, FX Networks and FX Productions, Hulu Originals, Disney Branded Television (including the Disney Channel networks), and National Geographic. Disney Studios Content is the collection of The Walt Disney Company’s entertainment properties creating content across a portfolio of brands; the live-action brands include Disney Live Action, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures.
By making social investments and forming partnerships with organizations, we provide access to our industry for those who may otherwise be overlooked. These efforts create significant opportunities in the short term and nurture future generations.
Our intention is to direct more than 50% of our annual charitable giving to programs serving underrepresented communities, and to spend at least $1 billion with diverse suppliers by 2024.
Transparency & Accountability
Achieving our goal of a reimagined tomorrow demands transparency and accountability. From our culture to our content and experiences, we are working together to translate our intentions into actions. We have greatly increased transparency around our diversity, equity, and inclusion metrics, including representation of women and people of color at different levels both in front of and behind the camera in our most recent Workforce Diversity Dashboard and Content Representation Dashboard.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Highlights
directed to programs serving under-represented communities in FY21*
of our U.S. employees self-identify as people of color
employees participate in business employee resource groups
of series regulars or leads are people of color
of employees worldwide self-identify as women
* Charitable giving that we report includes grants specifically directed towards historically underrepresented and protected communities including Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, Native American/Indigenous, LGBTQ, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Women. We also include grants to organizations where a percentage of their services reach underrepresented and protected communities. If the organization spends a majority of their efforts on these communities, we count the entire grant and if the organization does not spend a majority, we count a proration of the grant. For grants to these two types of organizations, we rely on their self-reported percentages regarding communities served. On a sample basis, we validate the percentages that are reported.
“At Disney, we amplify underrepresented voices and untold stories and champion a multitude of perspectives, recognizing that we are all greater than a single story and we all deserve to feel seen, heard and understood."
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company
We launched the Reimagine Tomorrow platform with the goal of providing greater transparency and accountability of our diversity, equity and inclusion commitments, efforts and progress.
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