Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion exists outside in the world: it’s our hope to bring it inside our walls
Diversity Puzzle

Diversity strengthens the bond The Ruskin Group has to its founding mission and to its people

Diversity and inclusion exist outside in the world: it’s our hope to bring it inside our walls. Diversity shows us our unique differences, but it’s also our distinct belief that it sheds light on our similarities. All of us at The Ruskin Group are connected by a desire to surpass customer expectations – with robust packaging solutions.

The Ruskin Group is proud to be an LGBT-owned business. In 2018, the Ruskin Group plans to become the first LGBT-certified full service packaging company in the country. No other packaging company in the world has been certified, and it’s a tremendous honor that speaks to the special culture we’ve curated. We’ve created a bond amongst colleagues based on a genuine respect of one another as human beings and an appreciation for everyone’s individual goals and talents. It’s our hope that our deliberate stance opens doors for other companies to do the same.

The Ruskin Group has a comprehensive diversity and inclusion program which includes supplier diversity and employee resource groups initiatives (ERGs).

The Ruskin Group’s employee base is full of varying perspectives and backgrounds that reflect the global marketplace, our diverse customer base, and our own core values. When we’re diverse, we relate to customers on a deeper level and can better adapt to their growing needs. It’s not just business: it’s life. We don’t shun each other’s differences; we learn from them to enhance relationships with customers, colleagues, and suppliers for a better understanding of who we all are as people. This key understanding points to the bigger picture of The Ruskin Group’s purpose as a company: to foster an uplifting environment of productive workers that achieve company objectives as great professionals and even greater people.

Diversity and Inclusion Organizations
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

The mission of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois is to promote economic opportunities for the LGBT community by being an advocate and resource for all member businesses that encourage equality.

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National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.

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Our Promise

The Ruskin Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Ruskin Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Ruskin Group expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Ruskin Group’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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