At Berry, our people are our strongest differentiator and the cause of our success, which is why we recognize the importance of selecting the best talent, developing their skills, and providing an inclusive culture where everyone feels engaged and supported with the necessary tools to be successful.
The Compensation Committee has oversight responsibilities for bry’s human capital management policies, processes and practices related to workforce diversity, wage and opportunity, equality, and inclusion. This includes reviewing employment policies, processes, and practices related to employee recruitment, retention and development, and succession planning, as well as our compensation and incentive structure that is tied to safety and environmental responsibility performance. The committee looks at these practices with the lens of diversity, fairness and equality, and inclusion.
Our goal is to reflect the broad spectrum of cultural, demographic and philosophical differences of the communities where we operate, and foster a culture that supports and protects diversity by:
- recognizing the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual;
- valuing individuals and groups free from prejudice, discrimination and bias; and
- practicing equity and respect to build alliances across differences.
Berry’s commitment to diversity means ensuring an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin or citizenship, age, disability (physical or mental), parental status, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, or physical appearance. This applies to our employee recruitment and selection process, operation of our business, and our partnerships. We adhere to equal employment opportunity policies and practices, prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, and aim to only do business or partner with organizations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity and do not involve or engage in exclusionary membership practices. Employees can participate in our company-sponsored volunteering program that provides employees with PTO benefits to volunteer with organizations and participate in civic activities. Designed to support Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace, this program empowers employees to safely invest their time in accordance with their unique interests, beliefs, and priorities.
Berry is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly qualified, diverse and dedicated work force. In our employee recruitment and selection process and operation of our business, we adhere to equal employment opportunity policies and practices that support and protect diversity and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type. We also strive to only do business or partner with organization that share our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, do not involve or engage in exclusionary membership practices and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type.
Our engagement approach centers on transparency and accountability and we use a variety of channels to facilitate open, direct and honest communication, including open forums with executives through periodic town hall meetings and continuous opportunities for discussion and feedback between employees and managers, including performance conversations and reviews. We conduct annual employee engagement surveys to understand employees’ views and measure the impact of our human capital management initiatives and programs.
At Berry, we believe that fair and equitable pay is an essential element of any successful organization and we reward our talented employees for their hard work, qualities, experience and passion. We offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that support the health and well-being of our employees and their families, while consistently offering opportunities for professional growth and development in line with our mission. In addition, the incentive compensation program for our entire workforce, including our executive team, is tied to company performance on safety and environmental responsibility, as well as financial stewardship.